Around the globe, there are a set of rules that govern human interaction. They provide for the rights of every person within the specific locality. In the modern states, the constitution enshrines these rights for every citizen.
However, this is not always the case. It has necessitated the formation of various organizations which advocate for civil, human and migrant rights. In essence, human rights are anchored on the same principles regardless of the locality.
Among the most notable organizations in the civil, human, and migrant rights is the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. The group was established by two renowned journalists, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The story behind the establishment of the fund is an interesting one.
Larkin and Lacey were unlawfully arrested from their Phoenix-area homes by Maricopa County Sherriff. Although they were later released, the two went to court because the incident was an abuse of power and in contravention of First Amendment rights.
The appellate court directed Maricopa County to pay a settlement of $3.7 million to the two. Larkin and Lacey set aside the money to establish the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund.
The organization is primarily involved in advocating for migrants’ rights in Arizona. In addition to these reasons, they focus on promoting human and civil rights. The group has also directed its efforts towards helping low-income earners in claiming a position within the social arena through equal rights.
Other groups include:
American Immigration Lawyers Association
It’s a voluntary organization which boasts of a network of over 13,000 lawyers among other professionals in the legal arena. The association, which operates on a not-for-profit platform, has also been offering training and education on various legal issues.
Besides, the Association provides consultancy services in the United States. The association remains committed to advocating human and migrant rights through applicable immigration law concepts. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter
Collation for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles
They mainly focus on fighting for immigrants both locally and throughout America. The organization supports individuals and groups working in the areas of civic awareness and immigration details. It has made excellent contributions in advocating for civil and migrant rights.
Advocates for human rights
This organization independently pushes for human rights on the global arena. Its activities are mainly focused on promoting human rights in different parts of the world. Also, it conducts investigations on any case or incident deemed to be contrary to the principles of human rights.
The organization carries out training aimed at enhancing the capacity of individuals and groups advocating for human rights, in particular, children rights.
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