Organizations that fight for human rights are very important in any society. They act as a balance keeper between the ideals of humanity and those of people who would be tempted to use their positions to treat others in less than a humane manner.
The role of these organizations has never been more pronounced than now when the world is seeing an increase in refugees due to rise in conflicts and more and more migrants who are coming to the United States in search for better lives and a hope for a taste of the American dream.
These groups are able to stand up to government and other actors in all their shapes, forms and ideals and continuously remind the country why common decency is important and the need to treat all in a free and fair manner regardless of their status in society.
The Immigrant Defense Project
This is a very powerful and vocal group that uses multiple approaches in dealing with the fight against mass deportations as well as any other unjust immigration systems or laws that are passed intended to hurt migrants and refuge-seekers.
They have employed impact litigation, advocacy, and public education towards the continuous fight to achieve their mission and vision at every corner of the country. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Simply referred to through their initials the ILRC they are a center that works on training lawyers and litigators on all things immigration. The work through their extensive networks to reach all interested parties and train them on every aspect of immigration this enables their pool of legal personnel to be more competent when defending their clients at every step of the way.
They also work with local groups that work with migrants and train them on the same too. They work at state and federal level
The Frontera Fund foundation
This is a foundation that has its origins in the Maricopa County where pair of journalist was arrested by a sheriff in the middle of the night. The sheriff then preferred charges against them which were later proved to be false and baseless allegations. When they sued the county they were awarded 3.5 million which they used as seed money to start the foundation.
It has dedicated its efforts towards protecting and fighting for the rights of the Hispanic community that had been targeted by law enforcement for many years. They work with other groups and at times individuals to achieve the cause they set out to achieve. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
The International Refugee Assistance Project
This is a project that brings together lawyers and law students in the fight for refugees. Jim and Larkin bring their legal expertise to the table and are thus in a better position to defend and advice refugees and other migrants on the ins and outs of the American justice system and where and how they are protected under the constitution.
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