Groups that advocate for civil, human and migrant rights

Introduction

There are many groups that fight for human rights. These rights groups fight for rights that include civil rights, human rights and migrant rights. There are many groups all-round the country.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

The group is a leader in California in the fight for immigrant families and also individuals. They act as agents towards the realization of the right for free mobility human rights participation in democracy. Their main agenda is a society that will make it possible for all to be inclusive even for immigrants.

They want to do their work by changing public opinion and building power while changing policy for full civil, immigrant and human rights. The group was formed after the 1986 act; Immigration Reform and Control Act. The act made it illegal to hire undocumented workers. This was seen as a recipe for exploiting and abusing workers.

ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

The project carries out its work with the commitment to protecting the civil rights and human rights of immigrants. It does this through advocacy, outreach and litigation towards achieving its set out objectives. The project carries out the biggest litigation program in the country. This is through the Supreme Court and district courts. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Larcey | Facebook

They are dedicated towards the realization of the human rights of immigrants. Mike and Jim are concerned with the implementation of all the guarantees of the constitution and achieving equal justice for all regardless of the immigration status. This has led to the challenging the legality of laws that tend to deny immigrants the right to the judicial process.

Amazon Watch

Based in Sans Francisco, Amazon Watch works in the Amazon basin. It works with environmental organizations and indigenous groups towards the advancement of indigenous’ people rights. This is after the continued growth of the large scale development of projects like the oil and gas pipeline.

The Advocates for Human Rights

They are at the front in the fight for human rights in the world. They are agents for change at the local, regional and at a global level. They are support by volunteers, partners and staff to implement international standards of human rights while reinforcing the rule of law. They have been fighting for human rights for more than 30 years changing the lives of children, women and immigrants.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The co-founders of Phoenix New Times Michael Lacey and Jim Larking have decided to fund organizations that fight for migrant rights throughout Arizona. The source of the funds will be the settled resulting from their arrest by the Sheriff.

The two reporters decided to use the $3.75 million arising from their settlement after their arrest. They were arrested from their home at night and jailed after doing a story about the sheriff. They revealed that there was a grand jury proceedings that was supposed to get reporters notes after they did a story about the sheriff.

The two reporters sued the county being motivated by the fact that they had fought towards the implementation of first amendment rights. They won the case and were awarded settlement money amounting to $3.75 million.

Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/