Groups That Advocate For Civil, Human and Migrant Rights

There are many groups that are joining hands in the fight for equality and justice with respect to human life. The vast assortment of groups pushes their agenda strongly through well coordinated strategies and plans.

Since their foundation, the groups have helped a great deal of multitudes that have been predisposed to certain vulnerabilities, cases of discrimination and injustice. The groups have mainstreamed societies to aid the children, women and immigrants. Some of these groups include:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

This group was founded in 1920 with the purpose of protecting civil and human rights of immigrants through advocacy, outreach and litigation. It is headquartered in New York and champions moves that are geared towards broadening the impact of civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants. It mainly focuses on challenging laws that oppress the immigrants by denying them justice. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

ACLU fights public and private discrimination of immigrants and is unwavering about achieving the realization of its mission which is freedom for all nationals. It has memberships of over 1.2 million people and other organizations.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights (CHIRLA)

This group was formed in 1986 after the Immigration Reform and Control Act which illegalized the employment of immigrant workers who do not have the right papers. Its offices are centered in Los Angeles, California. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

CHIRLA is a leader in advocating for immigrant families and individual rights. It creates an inclusive society in which immigrants have the right to participate in democracy and have freedom of movement. This group is an agent for societal change as it sways public opinion and empowers immigrants to gain policies that stand for full civil and human rights.

Advocates for human rights

This is an independent, non-profit support group started in 1983 to combat human right injustices worldwide. It acts as agents for change at local, regional and national level among nationals of its over 53 affiliate members.

It has received spectacular support from volunteers, partners and staff who implement international standards of human rights while upholding the rule of law.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

This foundation was setup using $3.75 million settlement money arising from the arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the co-founders of Phoenix New Times. The two had published a story about a sheriff that later led to their arrest.

Michael and Jim, after their release, decided to pursue a court case against their arrest and won. They have since attributed the settlement amount to support groups advocating for civil, human and migrants’ rights as well as freedom of speech and civil participation. A number of organizations have benefited from the funding including American Immigration Council, and Justice that Works among several others.