Several teams fight for the civil human and immigration rights. These groups are at the forefront fighting to advocate for implementation of international human rights standards that advocate for a civil society and strengthen the rule of law.
These rights include civil rights, migrant rights, and human rights. The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund, being a part of these groups, was founded by Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times co-founders; Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin after their release from prison. They were both arrested on October 18th, 2008 by Maricopa County Sherriff, Joe Arpaio.
These two journalists were taken from their homes in the middle of the night and taken to jail after they revealed the existence of grand jury proceedings that was supposed to get reporters notes on articles covering the sheriff.
They later sued the county, won the case and were offered 3.75 million dollars as a settlement which they used to co-found Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund. This decision was inspired by their assertiveness to defend and implement their first amendment rights. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Facebook
The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund supports and advocates for civil, human and migrant rights as well as freedom of expression and civic contribution throughout Arizona including on “La Linea Fronteriza” the border of Mexico. The organization also financially supports groups advocating for the same throughout Arizona.
Another group that advocates and fights for civil human and migrant rights is the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA). It was formed after the 1998 act; Immigration Reforms and Control Act. It is amongst the leading groups in California fighting for immigrant families. The group’s primary vision is to build a society that will make it possible for all to be included, including immigrants without discrimination.
They do this by changing public opinions and policy for full civil immigration and human rights. Another organization is The Advocates for Human Rights which is an independent, non-profit organization established in 1983 with a vision to create and uphold long-lasting comprehensive and all-inclusive change locally, nationally, and globally. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://about.me/jim_larkin and https://michael-lacey.com/
This organization examines and exposes human rights violations, represents refugees and immigrants seeking asylum, trains and helps groups that are fighting to protect human rights through engaging the public, policymakers, and children and pushing for proper adjustments while advocating for sensible policies.
Another group is the United We Dream, an organization with a network of 100,000 immigrant youths and allies and 55 partner organizations in over 26 states that campaign for the self-respect and fair handling of immigrant youths and families regardless of their immigration status.
It also protects and promotes civil and political rights for the immigrants and their families. All these groups fight for a common cause and have helped many people understand and defend their constitutional right across the US as well as globally.