Human rights violation has been an issue affecting millions of people across the world. To stop this, many groups have come up to fight for these rights including civil rights, human rights, and migrant rights.
In America, many non-governmental organizations have been on the forefront in advocating for these rights. These organizations have been targeting the victims of discrimination acts such as racial profiling and educating them about their rights and legal recourse to pursue.
One of such organizations is the American Civil liberties Union. This organization was formed because the government had the power to deny legal rights and due process to one vulnerable group, putting the rights of all the people at risk.
ACLU has an immigrant project which is highly making sure that the civil liberties and civil rights have been observed to stop public and private discrimination against immigrants. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: https://about.me/jim_larkin and http://james-larkin.com/press/
They do this by making sure that lawsuits are observed and making sure that the public knows their rights. The organization was founded 25 years and has been fighting for these rights, challenging laws that deny immigrants their right to justice and detaining and discriminating them unjustly.
ACLU has also challenged constitutional abuse caused by the immigration enforcement at federal, state and local levels. ACLU is currently dealing with some issues meant to stop these violations of access to different facilities in the country, harassments such as abuse, detention, and deportation.
Another organization that has been at the forefront of fighting for these rights is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund. This organization was co-founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in 2012.It firmly believes in justice and involvement of immigrants in the economic and political life of a country. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
One of the major issue they have had to fight to put to an end is the termination of DACA, a program that shielded young immigrants from deportation hence allowing them to participate in the economic growth of the country. The Fund highly condemned this so-called phase-off because they thought of it as an adequate DREAM Act in place, a cruel and heartless decision taken.
Though being backed up by politicians, citizens, famous people, leaders of faith communities among others, still, the current presidents’ agenda found its way and DACA was stopped from operating.
The organization seeks to support young talents so that in future, the young generation would fight for communities. The two activists are American role models.