CIVIL, HUMAN AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ADVOCACY

There are various groups formed to fight for human, civil and immigrants’ rights. They strive for implementation of international standards of human rights that strengthen the rule of law and uphold a civil society. Below are a few mentions.

The Advocates for Human Rights

This group has been in existence for over 30 years and is at the forefront at the human rights fight in the world. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

They get support from staff, volunteers and partners at implementing international standards of human rights with the reinforcement of the rule of law. They are local, regional and international change agents and they have changed the lives of immigrants, children, and women.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

In California, this group leads in the fight for immigrants’ individuals and family rights. They fight for human rights realization free mobility rights in democratic participation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

They target at making a society that is all-inclusive with the immigrants recognized. This group was formed in 1986 following the Immigration Reform and Control Act that made employing undocumented workers illegal. This viewed as a way of abusing and exploiting workers.

Amazon Watch

Amazon Watch is based in San Francisco and works in Amazon Basin. It works with indigenous groups and environmental organizations geared towards the advancement of the rights of indigenous people. This resulted from the development of oil and gas projects.

ACLU Immigrants’ Right Project

This project focus is on protecting immigrants’ human rights and civil rights. It achieves its set objectives through, outreach, litigation, and advocacy. They strive towards the realization of immigrants’ human rights and see them achieve equality in justice regardless of immigration status.

They challenge the legality of laws that deny the right to judicial process for the immigrants. For more than 25 years, this project has been leading on the protection of rights and freedoms of immigrants and they have been involved in the major battles on behalf of immigrants’ rights.

Lacey and Larkin Fonterra Fund

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey founded the Lacey and Larkin Fonterra Fund with an aim at providing financial support to immigrants’ human rights advocating groups in Arizona. Jim and Michael are the co-founders of Village Voice and Phoenix New Times. Michael and Jim have spent their careers safeguarding and emphasizing their First Amendment Rights.

Following their arrest, by the sheriff after publishing a story revolving around him, they sued the county and won the case in the United States Court of Appeal. This led to $3.75 million settlement.

Larkin and Jim have decided to use the funds in supporting the groups involved in the fight for immigrants’ human rights. They also support the groups participating in the fight for civic participation and freedom of speech in Arizona and at the Mexican border.

How Does Thor Halvorssen Run The Human Rights Foundation?

Thor Halvorssen is running the Human Rights Foundation in a way that is completely different from a traditional nonprofit. He is out there trying to make a change in the world instead of just sitting in his office. Thor Halvorssen prefers to help people who are in real trouble, and he wants to make sure that the public knows something about the human rights problems around the world. He plans to change the way that people think about human rights, and he wants to show these people that they can change their lives with the help of a simple push for better human rights.

He knows that not every person who is interested in human rights can drop what they are doing and volunteer, but he works with the media to keep the message strong so that people do not miss it. Someone could feel moved to help because they have noticed that they have a place where they can help, or they might learn about a problem that is new to them. Thor Halvorssen is all about education, and he hopes that the education he gives to the world moves people to help.

According to Huffington Post, he does have volunteers around the world who are helping people who are oppressed, and he is meeting with world leaders who are interested in helping. He is running a grassroots movement, but he is taking that movement to the leaders of the world that he thinks will be able to make the biggest change with him. That is very important to him, and he wants to be sure that all of these people understand what can be done to help people. There are countries that are still living in the dark ages, and Thor Halvorssen hopes that he can pull people up from that line of thinking.

Source: http://www.weeklystandard.com/troublemaker-for-tyrants/article/899824