The role of human, civil and migrants’ rights organizations in a society can never be ignored. These are the people responsible for checking governments or any other authority against excesses that may put the basic rights and freedoms of human beings at risk.
These organizations are always on top of things to ensure that the rights and freedoms of human beings as enshrined in the UN Charter are observed strictly. In this article, we will take a detailed look into some of the organizations that are spearheading the role of human rights protection today.
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project
It said that if a government denies legal rights to even a single person, then that government has put the risk of every person at risk. For there to be justice and proper execution of the legal rights of a people, everyone ought to be accorded freedom to exercise his or her rights freely.
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project is a human rights group that is dedicated to protecting both civil rights and civil liberties of migrants. This organization has an objective of standing up against any form of discrimination to the migrant communities by either the government or private entities such as business owners.
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project applies an approach of advocacy, targeted impact litigation, and public outreach to suppress any efforts made to deny migrants their rights and liberties. ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project has formed about 25 years ago and has been at the forefront in the war against immigrants’ discrimination. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/michael-lacey
ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project has been involved in the legal struggles representing immigrants in courts of law in a bid to ensure that oppressive laws that deny migrants their rights are struck out. There are many laws that have been in practice, that deny immigrants they rights.
They include; denial of access to the courts of law, indefinite detention of immigrants and discrimination based on their origin. ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project has been vocal in attending to matters of constitutional abuses that happen both at local and national levels.
American Immigration Council
American Immigration Council is another human rights organization, based in Washington DC. The organization is a non-profit group that fights for the rights of the U.S immigrant communities. This group mainly deals with changing the public’s perception on immigration. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
They host exchange programs that are aimed at showing people that there is nothing wrong with migrating from one country to another. The group also promotes humane immigration policies, fights for justice for all immigrants and ensures that all migration laws passed are consistent with the American Culture.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports migrants’ rights groups that have operations in Arizona. The intention of the founders of this fund, Michael Lacey, and Jim Larkin was to create a fund that would help these organizations carry out their mandate effectively.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin recognize the important role rights groups’ play especially in Arizona where there is a high influx of migrants from the Mexico border.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is worth $3.75 million and was started by a court settlement fee that was granted to Michael and Jim for illegal detention that they were put through for exposing the evils of one Sheriff in the Phoenix.