Immigrants and refugees face difficult times in foreign countries because they are targeted by governments and law enforcement agencies. Thousands of human rights activists have been arrested, physically abused, or killed.
However, many organizations have come out to help in educating the public on immigrants’ rights and advocate for their humane treatment.
Such groups depend on donations from charities like Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. Today, many organizations are advocating for civil rights, human rights, and immigrants’ rights.
The Black Alliance for Just Immigration is a renowned advocacy group. The organization educates and engages African Americans and black immigrant communities. Its goal is to ensure that immigrants do not undergo racial, social, and economic discrimination and abuses. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida
The Council on American-Islam Relations (CAI) is one of the largest organizations that seeks to end discrimination against the Muslim community. The group has sub branches that operate in various states in the United States. The group has especially become vocal after the recent ban on Muslim from a number of Middle East countries from entering the United States. The court lifted the ban.
Third on the list is Families for Freedom. The organization fights on behalf of families facing deportation from the United States. The group depends on donates to finance its team of activist and lawyers who educate and represent people facing deportation.
In New York City, Make the Road New York is one of the key advocates for immigrant’s rights. The group hopes to improve the lives of immigrants through policy advocacy, survival services, and education. It focuses on the Latino and working class communities residing in New York City.
MPower Change is also involved in advocating for immigrant rights of individuals from the Muslim communities. Linda Sarsour, Women’s March organizer and activist, heads the operations of the group.
The group engages in grassroots campaigns to help in empowering the lives of Muslims living in the United States. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
The operations of these organizations are funded by donations from well-wishers. These funds are used for paying office rent, utility bills, worker’s salaries, transportation costs, and campaigns ads. Over the years, many people have responded to their calls for donations.
With increased funding, these entities can be used to enhance their operations, thus their ability to handle the rising cases of immigrant abuses across the globe.
About Lacer & Larkin Frontera Fund
Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was co-founded by Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey. The two, who are also the co-founders of the Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, established the fund to finance migrant rights groups in Arizona.
The $3.75 million, which is managed by the fund, was raised through settlement from the wrongful arrest of the entrepreneurs by Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Lacey and Larkin hope that the organization will play a pivotal role in advocating for the rights of immigrants.