Human rights have always been a sensitive issue especially to governments in oppressive regimes that cannot stand the thought of being criticized or corrected. These regimes are always infringing on the rights of its citizens in one way or another which leads to an outcry at some point by the same citizens.
In other democratic regimes, there are also cases of violations which are at times affected by those tasked with protecting them. This is one of the reasons why it’s very important to have groups and individuals who continuously engage in the defending of these hard-earned rights without fear or favor.
The organizations also require strong financial and legal backing for them to be in a position to achieve their everyday goals as well as long-term goals.
The following organizations are examples of the most vocal out there.
ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project
The ACLU was founded in the year 1987 they are widely recognized and respected for their dedication in the fight for human rights and equality. The organization has been very instrumental in the fight for migrant rights they fight to ensure that every immigrant in the United States is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their migrant status. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/
The discrimination of immigrants is one of the biggest struggles that face the country at the moment and here is where the ACLU comes in.
They work with thousands of migrants and help them go through the legal channels to b granted legal status in the country and can thus be able to work and live in the country with the fear of law enforcement coming for them for being in the country illegally.
They have achieved a lot over the years and they continue to lobby both the state and national governments to come up with better laws that govern the immigration policy of the country.
The Frontera fund
This is a fund that was started in Arizona by two journalists and founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
The duo started the Frontera fund as a result of the infringement of their own rights by the county sheriff. The sheriff had been long known for constant violation of rights of civilians and the two through there media outlets had been critical of him.
This led to their arrest and detention before a court ruled that their arrests were illegal and they two received a settlement of over three million dollars. This money was used to start the Frontera Fund that today is very vocal in the fight for human rights.