There has been a significant increase in number of immigrants to various parts of the in the recent past. People continue to move to various destinations because of different reasons including economic, social and political. The increased migration has equally heightened challenges as far as civil, human and immigrant rights are concerned.
The global community has experienced a continuous increase in human rights abuses. This has attracted several civil, human and immigrant rights groups to come out strongly and advocate for these rights. Below are some of the popular groups advocating for various human rights globally:
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund organization was co-founded by two journalists: Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The organization is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
Larkin and Lacey formed this organization after their unfair arrest by a local sheriff for revealing what the sheriff considered sensitive information to the public. They took a legal action against the arrest and won, receiving a settlement of $3.75.
The duo has since used the money to support other organizations that advocate for civil, human and immigrant rights and especially freedom of expression.
Groups that have benefited from this funding include: Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, Justice for Immigrants and Families Project, Center for Neighborhood Leadership and, the Colibri Center for Human Rights just to list a few. Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund have promised continued commitment to the course.
Colibri Center for Human Rights
It is a family advocacy organization based in Tucson, Arizona. The organization has partnered with forensic scientists, families and other humanitarian groups to bring to an end the reported deaths and sufferings by immigrants. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
It’s particularly concerned with human rights abuses along the US-Mexico border. Co-founded in 2013 by Robin Reineke and William Masson, CCHR continues to help migrant families through its programs. The organization has received several awards for its unwavering commitment towards corporate social responsibility.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Establishes in 1979, ILRC continues to show its great commitment in advocating for civil, human and immigrant rights.
Headquartered in San Francisco, ILRC trains immigration attorneys and offer legal representation for immigrants. The organization works closely with local communities to provide both local and federal advocacy.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
IRC is a global humanitarian organization focused on providing relief and development assistance to refugees and other displaced people.
It was established in 1933 and now operates in more than 40 countries including over 20 US cities. IRC continues to advocate for civil, human and immigrant rights as well as offer resettlement opportunities for those displaced by either war or natural calamities.
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Headquartered in Geneva in Switzerland, ICRC was established in 1863. Its primary aim is to support communities affected by violence and natural calamities as well as advocate for laws that protect such victims.
ICRC has grown to be one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. The organization operates in more than 80 countries currently and has employed more than 15,000 people.
It is important to understand that these organizations rely on community support in order to achieve their mission. It’s therefore important to join hands with them in making them world a better place to live in.
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