Immigration has been in existence over a number of centuries. People have always continued to migrate to various parts of the world even before many countries achieved independence. However, the movement has significantly increased in the recent past.
The increase has been fueled by a number of factors including social, political, economic, and environmental. Many people currently relocate to other countries to find work, join friends or families, and to pursue further education among many others. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
Even though immigration presents several social, political and economic benefits to the hosting destinations, it has been mate with a significant number of challenges and particularly human rights abuses. As a result, a great number of humanitarian organizations have come out firmly to fight for these rights and try to mitigate impacts associated with the abuses. Below are some of the organizations which have continued to advocate for civil, human and immigrant rights in various parts of the globe.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHILRA)
Headquartered in California, CHILRA works tirelessly to protect the rights of individual immigrants and their families. The group’s dream is to see an inclusive global society without any form discrimination and especially immigrant based discrimination. CHILRA aims to actualize the right to free movement and equal opportunities to all.
The organization was formed following the approval of Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The Act made it unlawful for companies to recruit individuals without all the required documents. Seen as a strategy to discriminate immigrants, CHILRA has since then continued to campaign for equal employment opportunities for all regardless of their historical background.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
This humanitarian organization was established by two friends, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, with the aim of providing financial support to other humanitarian groups in Arizona. Jim and Michael decided to dedicate the $3.75 million court settlement fund, arising from their arrest, to the course.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, also the co-founders of village voice media and Phoenix New Times, found themselves in a conflict with the local sheriff after revealing a grand jury proceeding. After their release, they took a legal action against their arrest and won the case.
The organization has since benefited several humanitarian groups in Arizona and its environs including the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, American Immigration Council, and Justice for Immigrants & Families Project just to list a few.
Advocate for Human Rights
It is among the most vibrant human rights groups globally. Established in 1983, the Advocates for Human Rights has continued to create and uphold inclusive local, national and global communities.
The organization, through its experienced teams, investigates and exposes human rights abuses. It also represents refugees and immigrants in courts as well as supports other civil, human and immigrant groups.
These groups have actually played a great role towards creating a global friendly community that offers equal rights and opportunities for all.
It’s therefore important to support them in whichever way you can so that we can all make the world a better place to live in.