In recent years the numbers of migrants have surged due to political turmoil, war, and hard economic situations. In the US alone there are over 41 million migrants, and a huge percentage of them have been deported without a hearing as most of them are treated like criminals.
Today, there exist many organizations that fight and advocate for civil, human and migrants rights. They fight to ensure migrants get their day in court. Here are a few of the most committed foundations that are leading the course
- The Advocates for Human Rights
This global organization has been in existence for more than 30 years. Its core mission is to fight injustice, save and change the lives of women, refugees, migrants, children, ethnic, and religious minorities. This nonprofit advocacy group investigates human rights violations and helps refugees seeking asylum. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
- Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, set up this foundation from their 3.75 million court settlement. Jim and Michael had been arrested after they published articles regarding the misdeeds of Sherrif Arpaio.
This foundation is intended to fund organizations that advocate for civil, human and migrants’ rights in Arizona especially groups that seek to help the Hispanic community which has endured civil rights violation and racial discrimination.
- American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU)
The American Civil Liberty Union has over 1.6 million members and advocates for individual freedoms and citizens’ right to privacy, and discrimination against immigrants. This society is non-partisan and has been involved in legal battles for immigrants since 1925.
The ACLU has challenged laws that seek to deny migrants access to the justice system and is focused on equality for women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and prisoners.
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
Founded over seven decades ago, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a leader in the advocacy for migrants and refugee rights. This advocacy group’s core agenda is to ensure refugees and migrants are protected.
LIRS has worked with other organizations such as the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to provide support, trauma rehabilitation, and integration to immigrants who have been released from detention.
In uncertain economic times, political turmoil, and the war in many countries, the number of migrants and refugees will keep growing.
These four organizations are championing the fight for civil, human, and migrants’ rights. These societies’ efforts have helped save, protect, and empower people globally.
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