The Fight for Our Rights

There are groups like the Frontera Fund, founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who fights for those reasons. Together, they co-founded the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Now their voices can be heard by millions of people who live in Arizona.

In 2007, Michael and Jim got arrested. After being thrown in jail, they had subpoenas demanding the identities of those who read the New Times. They knew their rights and sued the county. They received $3.75 million in a settlement. Through this, they are active supporters of human rights.

In California, there is the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA). When the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, it made it illegal to hire immigrants who are undocumented and illegal. The CHIRLA was formed to advocate for the immigrant’s rights. Thus, ensuring the individuals and their families have an equal opportunity.

Most people forget that immigrants are just like the rest of us. At one point everyone in the United States was an immigrant. They CHIRLA fights for these immigrants, so they are treated fairly and give them a settlement in the United States.

The Advocates for Human Rights was formed in 1983. They have been an advocate for human rights for a long time. You may say they are professionals. The aim is to defend immigrants and refugees while exposing those who violate these rights.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) defends immigrants. This is a non-profit group that consists of over 13,000 lawyers and legal professionals. Immigrants are vulnerable in the United States.

These professional dedicated themselves to providing immigration law concepts to those individuals. If you want to reside permanently in the United States, AILA will help you.

Some people enjoy fighting for our human rights. These are what makes this country great. One non-profit organization that does this is the Human Rights Foundation. They do not stop in the United States.

They took this foundation global. The mission is to ensure that freedom is both preserved and promoted. The goal is to unite people into a common cause. That cause is defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy.

The United States knows freedom. It is organizations like these that give us that freedom. They fight for us. They take on the big guys so that we can enjoy the freedom we love.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

Michael Lacey

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