The media in the US and the congressional debates all agree that something useful should be done to address the issues affecting immigrants and refugee rights in the country.
There presently hundreds of groups who are advocating for the tights of foreigners seeking residence in America due to political persecutions or economic deprivations. Read more: Phoenix New Time
Although the government of the USA has imposed stringent measures to stem the flow of more immigrants into the country, some civic rights organizations champion the right of such persons to be allowed to stay.
The most disturbing factor is the inhuman conditions under which the immigrants and other internal refugees live. For those who come from the poorer southern neighbors of the US, many lose their lives because they cross hostile and harsh territories to gain illegal entry.
The human suffering that the refugees face has prompted the formation of charities and nonprofits like the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund which want to help such persons to get decent human treatment. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have taken the initiatives to help fight for the rights of the citizens by contributing $3.75 million to fund the activities of nonprofits in Arizona and the whole of USA. Learn more about Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lacey-5b0159145/
The two former journalists are co-founders of the Village Voice Media and the Phoenix New Times. When they were arrested and taken into police custody in the middle of the night, they sued the County of Arizona for abusing their First Amendment Rights.
The hearing that took place in the Ninth Circuit of the US Court of Appeal ruled for the defendants hence the award. The money they got as a result of the mistreatment they suffered at the hands of law-enforcer Sheriff Joe Arpaio went to a kitty they set up to help other organizations with similar objectives.
Some of the groups in the US helping immigrants include; the Center for Constitutional rights or the CCR which is dedicated to the advancement and protection of all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United States Constitution, It uses positive force to bring change by creatively applying the law.
The group is an educational and legal nonprofit organization. Another group is the CJA or the Center for Justice and Accountability which is an international organization for human rights which is focused on ending severe abuses of human rights and the abolition of torture around the globe. It also champions the survivors’ rights to seek justice and truth through legal channels.
The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights or ACMHR is another similar group. It is a civil rights organization operating in the states of Alabama, Birmingham and it coordinates sponsored federal lawsuits and boycotts.
The USHRN or the US Human Rights Network is comprised of more than 200 self-identified human rights organizations working at the grassroots. They mainly work to strengthen all issues of human rights in the US. It is presently headquartered in Atlanta in Georgia. Such groups are doing a lot to help minorities fight for their rights.