Groups that Fight for Civil, Human and Immigrants’ Rights
No matter how we view it, immigration is not about to end. As long as there is war in some parts of the world and extreme deprecation of basic needs, people will keep moving to look for better places to live.
More peaceful land and a place where they can earn a living. The host countries have been very inhuman to the immigrants. This has led to the rise of many civil and human rights group that seeks justice for all people regardless of their origin. Such groups include;
Advocate for Human Rights
This movement is a non-profit organization that is very independent. The decisions made here are not affected by any political force. The group strives to be and remain impartial when representing the needs of all human beings worldwide.
It aims at creating, fighting and upholding positive change that will benefit all people at local level and international levels.
It carries investigations related to human rights violation. Through Advocate for Human Right, refugees seeking asylum get reliable legal representation. The organization focuses on universal rights of the people.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHILRA)
It is a very instrumental organization that has been fighting for the families of immigrants as well as individuals. The group is based in California. It champions for immigrants to be allowed free mobility and a chance to contribute to democracy.
The group was formed in 1986 after the passing of the Immigration Reforms Act that discouraged business operators from employing people who had no legal documents.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The group strives to end the discrimination that the migrants face during their stay in a host country. The group fights the bias at a public level and a personal level. The union has been in operation since 1985.
Throughout this period, the activists who are within the union conduct litigation and public outreach programs to root out the evil of discrimination based on country of origin. The group aims at expanding and enforcing civil rights and liberties for all immigrants.
Amazon Watch group
It was founded in 1996 in California to campaign for human rights and corporate responsibility for all the people living in the Amazon regions. Amazon watch focuses on fighting the oil and mining companies that go against the civil and human rights in the Amazon. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
Lacey and Larking Frontera Fund
Formed by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin both of whom were journalist subjected to unlawful unrest, the foundation has been supporting groups that advocates for civil and human rights of immigrants.
The money is used to promote for free speech and civic participation in the State of Arizona. Lacey and Larkin’s fund started funding the human rights mission using the $3.75 million which they were given by the state after they sued the state for wrongful arrest.
Michael and Jim are the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. The two journalists were arrested at night from their homes and jailed after disclosing the existence of grand jury proceedings that demanded reporters’ notes of the articles that covered Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The grand jury subpoenas requested to know the identity of people who read the New Times stories online. Jim and Michael later sued the state and got the money to start defending people from civil and human rights violation.