The fight for human rights protection has been part of humankind for a long time. Human rights organizations were established to help man fight injustices for many years ago.
Under the banner of human rights advocates, human, civil and migrants’ rights have been taking the government head-on for failure to protect the people from injustices.
The principal defender of human rights in any society is the government. In democratic societies, governments are chosen by the people so that they can protect their interests. The governments according to the human rights charter of the UN should lead the efforts to have everyone treated equally. Human rights and freedoms are universal and should be applied equally to all people.
The calamity with the government is that they are the number one perpetrators of injustices. For anyone who follows the global politics, violence which is meted by governments on their citizens has been on the rise. Take the case of some countries in Africa and the Middle East. For instance.
National leaders are accused of sponsoring violence against the same people they lead. Governments, therefore, need to be checked by independent bodies. Many organizations are sincere in their efforts to change the situation and are not in the business for financial gains. In the United States, some of the human, civil and migrant groups that have been doing remarkable work include:
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a not for profit organization formed in 1946. The organization is made up of lawyers and other legal professionals.
Its work is to provide legal support to victims of human injustices as well as consultation and educational services. The organization helps the poor who cannot afford to raise legal fees with pro bono services.
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) has particularly been active in helping immigrants in the United States who are facing risks of deportation or those who been subjects to acts of human rights violation. The group believes that no one should be prohibited to live in the United States as long as they are qualified.
They are against acts of harassment to immigrants. The organization has also been very helpful to people who are looking to find a permanent settlement in the United States. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is based in Los Angeles, California. The group is concerned with matters of representing immigrants who live in the state as well as the whole of the United States. The group creates social awareness that there is nothing wrong with immigrants.
They are just people looking for better opportunities in life. Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles educates the public on the importance of immigration as a tool of enhancing cultural exchanges and social integration.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
The organization has been supporting other organizations that are actively involved in activities that promote peaceful coexistence of the people in Arizona.
They are against inhumane treatment of the immigrant community in the country. The group was started by two journalists who were at the forefront in demanding for equality in dispensing justice to all the people of the state.
The journalists were Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. They started the organization with $3.75 million.
John McCain, Joe Arpaio are Featured on Front Page Confidential
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin began a career together in college, creating a liberal-leaning newspaper to counterweight the school’s official conservative paper. Specifically, the newsletter was created due to the school’s harsh stance on student protesting.
After college, the duo began working at their own company – Village Voice Media. This company created over a dozen imprints over the years, reaching all over the United States. One of those publications was the Phoenix New Times, where Joe Arpaio, the former Sheriff of Maricopa County was put on notice.
Joe Arpaio had been abused the people of Maricopa County for years, specifically targeting Hispanics and other immigrants.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were simply educating the people on the actions of Joe Arpaio, and they were arrested for their efforts.
Joe Arpaio had his deputies storm the homes of the two journalists, arresting them and segregating them from one another. All over the country, other newspapers came to the aid of Lacey and Larkin, demanding their immediate release. When Lacey and Larkin were released they filed lawsuit against Maricopa County and their sheriff, resulting in a 3.75 million dollar settlement.
Lacey and Larkin are no longer with the Phoenix New Times. Instead, they created The Frontera Fund, a charitable organization. They were still working to combat Joe Arpaio, but this time Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are taking a more direct, charitable approach.
Another new organization of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin is Front Page Confidential, a newspaper. Recently, John McCain found himself a target of this paper.
A recent CNN poll found that John McCain is viewed more favorably with the left than the right, despite his allegiance to the Republican party. 46 percent of Republicans view McCain positively; 68 percent of Democrats like McCain.
The article on Front Page Confidential urges people not to forget McCain’s controversial past due to his recent noble deeds.