Since the founding of America there have been over 55 million people who have immigrated to the United States. One of the most fascinating facts about America is that every living person within the country is either an immigrant, or they’re a voluntary or involuntary descendant; with Native Americans being the one exclusive exception.
What makes the fact even more astounding is that thousands upon thousands of immigrants have faced fear and hostility due to being an immigrant. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Larcey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has fought against the inhumane treatment that immigrants have faced in the country since its founding in 1920. The ACLU is a nonprofit organization that holds the rule of law and the basic human right treatment of each person on the soil of America either by choice, or force, as an afforded opportunity.
With more than one million members nationwide and an annual budget of over $100 million, the ACLU has the platform to fight for justice and seek opportunities for change within the immigration laws of the country, when necessary.
The ACLU typically has legal representation of at least 300 attorneys that support the many causes brought to the organization. The ACLU has active representation in almost all 50 states, including the District of Columbia and within Puerto Rico.
The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund has established a resource platform for immigrants to receive information which can be utilized for protecting their families against what many consider an uncertain time in the country. The group’s continued efforts for assuring the residents of Arizona that immigration rights are human rights has been consistent since 2007.
The fund was founded by two journalists Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin. Both Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin started the fund after a victory of their U.S. Supreme Court case which was the result of a violation of their First Amendment rights.
The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is a primary resource for Arizonians to determine the most up to date information regarding immigration rights. Arizona remains as having the highest population of immigrants from Mexico. For their human rights protection, the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund has taken a proactive approach to reaching those within the community who need information the most.
Immigration has been one of the most paramount issues within the country, especially since the Trump Administration has put forth its agenda. Protecting the human rights of immigrants will be a heavy burden for the Administration to meet, but advocacy groups are monitoring the decisions being made and determining the necessary actions to act on the behalf of those who could be negatively affected, either directly or indirectly.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has developed the platform to protect the human rights through education and public activities. The organization is committed to the universal ideals that America was built upon for human rights, and the respect for the rule of law.
Along with the ACLU, the group is prepared to move forward in any situation where it’s deemed unconstitutional, or unethical, during an implementation of actions affecting immigrants.