The civil, human and migrant rights are fundamental especially in the wake of the 21st century. For this reason, there are several groups that are making their mark all around the world with their deliberate efforts of advocating for these rights. These are some of the most noticeable ones.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights is a group of human and immigrant rights advocates based in California with operations all over the United States. Founded in 1986, CHIRLA has helped several immigrant families and individuals who now act as agents for real social change.
Their objective is to realize a world with freedom of mobility, a world where everyone’s human rights are respected fully. They also aim to have a truly democratic world where everyone has full participatory rights.
CHIRLA was formed as a response to the enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. This law made hiring of undocumented workers illegal therefore creating a setting where it is easy to exploit and abuse undocumented workers.
For CHIRLA this is unacceptable hence their main objective is to realize a just society with full inclusion of immigrants.
The Advocates for Human Rights
The Advocates for Human Rights is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that was founded in the year 1983 that strives to create and maintain lasting change locally, nationally and internationally.
All of their stakeholders including but not limited to volunteers, partners, supporters, and staff work towards realizing international human rights standards and reinforce the rule of law.
Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a fund that specifically supports migrant rights groups in the state of Arizona. The fund was founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey using proceeds from a settlement of a lawsuit they filed against the County of Arizona. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
The two journalists were arrested by Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio on October 18, 2007. This was after the media personalities had exposed t
e ongoing grand jury proceedings seeking their reports covering Sherriff Joe Arpaio.
Lacey and Larkin decided to sue the County that ultimately prevailed in the United States Court of Appeals.
The court awarded them a $3.75 million settlement which they used to set up The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund that helps groups advocate for human and migrant rights, freedom of speech and civic participation in the state of Arizona.