Published on October 23, 2013
The FIRRP Advocates for Immigrants Living in the U.S. By Christopher Stender
The FIRRP Advocates for Immigrants Living in the U.S. Christopher Stender is an immigration attorney and a founding partner of Stender & Lappin in San Diego, California. In his free time, Christopher Stender contributes to the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP).
The FIRRP Advocates for Immigrants Living in the U.S. Founded in 1989, the FIRRP is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services to individuals in Arizona who have been detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division of the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to offering direct legal services to the people detained on a daily basis, the FIRRP takes part in local and national advocacy efforts that work to ensure that detainees are treated humanely and fairly.
The FIRRP Advocates for Immigrants Living in the U.S. As part of its advocacy work, the FIRRP helped found the Detention Watch Network (DWN) in 1997 and currently serves on its steering committee. A coalition of organizations and individuals, the DWN seeks to put an end to immigration detention by working to expose the challenges and injustices of the current system. The organization also acts as a resource for the media and policymakers seeking information on detention issues. Just one example of the programs and activities conducted and supported by the FIRRP, the Detention Watch Network provides a voice to the thousands of men, women, and children struggling in the immigration enforcement and detention system.
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