The human life is essential, and everything must be done to preserve it. However, sometimes this is not always the case. The world is experiencing wars, racial discrimination, domestic violence, gender inequality and children trafficking. As a result, several groups have come up to protect people who have no voice in the society. These groups known as civil, human and migrant rights groups are working hard to bring equality to the community regardless of a person’s status. Discussed below are some of these groups and the role they play in the fight for preserving human rights.
A List of Civil, Human, and Migrant Rights Groups
- ACLU Immigrant’s Rights Project. The founders of this group, Mike and Jim are devoted to the immigrants. They are fighting to bring equal justice for every person regardless of whether you are an immigrant or a citizen by birth.
- The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA). Located in California, the organization is committed to fighting for individual and immigrant rights as well.
- Amazo Watch. The group is based in San Francisco and works closely with environmental organizations to conserve the environment and the people.
- Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights under Law. Founded in 1963 it is a non-profit organization. The desire of John F. Kennedy to see a change in the country is what birthed this group. It is at the forefront of fighting racial discrimination.
- The Advocates for Human Rights. This Group is not only seeking to see human equality in the U.S. but globally as well. They have been fighting for human rights for more than 30 years, and they are mostly concerned about women, children, and immigrants.
Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera fund is a group that advocates for immigrants crossing the Mexican border. This group also supports other civil, human and migrants groups. Founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the events leading to the formation of this group were unique. Michael and Jim are journalists who co-founded Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. However, Sherriff Joe Arpaio arrested them for publishing stories about his administration that did not stand well with him.
Luckily, the courts ordered their immediate release, and the Sheriff’s office was ordered to pay them a settlement of $3.75 million. Michael and Jim decided to use this money to fight for the immigrants who were being oppressed by the local authorities.