Organizations Involved in Human, Civil and Migrant Rights

Today, the number of groups advocating for civil, migrant and human rights has increased all over the world. The reason for this is because the rights of individuals are violated in one way or another by authorities, hosting communities or other individuals.

These groups have been established by individuals who believe they have a responsibility of raising the voices for those being oppressed. These groups are spread in different countries, especially where violation of human rights, civil rights and migrant rights is highly likely. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737

The Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights

The group is based in California, and it advocates for the rights of immigrant communities. The group objective is to push for the realization of a free and all inclusive society even for migrant families. Read more: Michael Larcey | Facebook

The group also targets to change public perception about immigrants as well as ensuring policies governing immigrant, civil and human rights are acceptable. For instance, the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights has been against some laws, especially those prohibiting hiring of workers who are not properly documented.

Civic Assistance Committee

This is another organization assisting refugees and immigrant families in different countries. The group seeks justice on behalf of refugees from the authorities including the courts, police and other administrators. Civic Assistance Committee is also involved in providing basic needs to these communities. All vulnerable families are supported by the Committee in areas touching on health, migration, education and also legal representation.

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

This is a project that focuses on the protection of civil and human rights of refugees and immigrant’s families. The group employs advocacy and litigation means to achieve its objective. This group is recognized for carrying out large number of litigation programs across the United States. Their main work is carried out at district courts and Supreme Court.

The Advocates for Human Rights

This group is one of the leading advocates for human rights on the globe. The Advocates for Human rights acts as agents championing for change locally, nationally and globally.

The work of this group is achieved through volunteering, partnerships and staff who ensure global accepted human rights standards are met. This group has been around for more than three decades, fighting to change the lives of women, kids and migrant communities.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was established by Phoenix New Times’ co-founders Lacey and Jim. Being based in Arizona where migrant rights violation is extremely high, Jim and Michael decided to create this fund in order to support organizations fighting for the rights of these communities in the state.

The two reporters were awarded $3.75 million following illegal jailing by Maricopa County Sheriff. The arrest was due to a report they had made touching the sheriff, who ordered for their arrest. After their release, the two reporters decided to sue the county, which they eventually won and awarded a settlement of $3.75 million. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are long time friends who started working together in 1972.