Numerous groups advocate for human rights. These groups typically work for a common cause: civil, human and immigrant rights.
These groups strive to implement the international standards of human rights that reinforce the rule of law and also support civil society. These advocacy groups are numerous throughout the country.
The Advocates for Human Rights
The Advocates for Human Rights is in the forefront in advocating for human rights in the entire world.
This group investigates and exposes human rights infringement, represents refugees and immigrants who are seeking refuge, educates and funds groups fighting for human rights, engages policymakers, children, and the public, and it also pushes for legal amendments and promotes sound policy.
The Advocates for human rights is an instruments of change at local, regional and global levels. Staff, partners, and volunteers typically support them to enforce international human rights standards while strengthening the rule of law. These advocates have been fighting for human rights for over 30 years bringing change to the lives of women, children, and immigrants.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU is a project dedicated to expanding and implementing civil rights and liberties of immigrants. It also aims at fighting both private and public discrimination against the immigrants.
The American Civil Liberties Union has been on the forefront in advocating for immigrants’ rights, narrowing its focus on the daunting laws that deny immigrants the access to the justice system, enforce indefinite and compulsory confinement, and discriminate them based on nationality.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
This group is on the front in California in the fight for the rights of immigrant individuals and families as well. They also act as mediators towards the fulfillment of the right of movement and human rights involvement in democracy.
Their primary objective is to have a society that includes all even the immigrants. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
They intend to achieve their goals by transforming the public opinion and shaping power while amending the policy for civil, human and immigrant rights. CHIRLA was set up after the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. This Act declared it illegal to hire any undocumented employees, and it looked like a way of exploiting and also abusing workers.
Lacy and Larkin Frontera Fund
This foundation was set up by Phoenix New Times and Voice media founders, Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin. It is committed to funding migrant right groups throughout Arizona. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
The foundation was set up shortly after the two journalists covered a story on Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and got arrested on 18th October 2007. These journalists had disclosed the existence of jury proceedings seeking the reporters’ notes on the articles that covered the Sheriff.
Michael and Jim had spent their careers accentuating and upholding their First Amendment rights. Therefore, they filed a suit against the county and later won the case in the United States Court of Appeals where they got a 3.75 million settlement.
Lacy And Larkin Frontera Fund strives to support advocacy groups that fight for civil, human and immigration rights, and the freedom of speech and public involvement in Arizona and the Mexican border as well.