Deciding to move away from your country to stay in another country is not always an easy thing. It is even more difficult to decide to move into the other country and stay there for good. This is because immigrants do not know about the traditions and the cultures of the country to which they intend to move.
To have someone to defend them in case of any attempt to deny them the rights of protected and welcome immigration is very important. In countries that have a continuous flow of immigrants, there are established groups that mandate themselves with ensuring that the rights of the immigrants are protected and respected.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is one such organization that has stayed instrumental in ensuring that the rights of immigrants are observed and their dignity preserved. The organization is a brainchild of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The main role of the organization is to provide financial support to groups that help in advocating for the rights of immigrants.
This is how Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund came to be: Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin ran a story that featured Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They were arrested and later released. After their release, the two went to court and sued the county. The court ruled in their favor and they were awarded 3.75 million dollars. They decided to channel these funds into supporting groups that champion for the rights of immigrants.
To help in organizing lawyers as well as law students succeed in fighting for the human and legal rights of refugees through legal aid and policy advocacy, the International Refugee Assistance Project was born. This project empowers its members with legal knowledge and expertise on how to articulate the rights of refugees through legal means.
Another organization that works similar to International Refugee Assistance Project is the Immigration Legal Resource Center. This is a national resource center that helps in training lawyers and advocates, as well as communities to advocate for the rights and well-being of immigrants. The group also participates in local, state and federal advocacy work and has been key in calling for the rights of immigrants and minorities.
Albert Einstein helped in setting up the International Rescue Committee whose work is to provide aid and support to people affected by humanitarian crises. The organization provided medical supplies, food, water and other social services to people befallen by a calamity. The organization is non-profit and thrives on donations from well-wishers. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
Other groups include the Florence Immigration and Refugees Rights Projects that provide key services to immigrants who are detained in Arizona and the Immigrant Defense Project that uses impact litigation, advocacy, and public education to help put a stop to deportations and unjust immigration systems.
The two have been vocal in condemning the immigration policies President Donald Trump has been trying to put in place in an effort to either deport some immigrants from the United States of America or stop others from accessing the United States from certain countries.
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