Violations against human, migrant and civil rights continue to rise through the years, making is necessary for various groups to step forward and try to stand against these offenses. The aim of these groups is to ensure that immigrants and migrants are treated fairly and given the same treatment and access to fair trials as any other citizen.
Too often is this not the case. These groups also work to stop the racial profiling, killings, and denial of rights that are so common along the border.
The South Texas Human Rights Center is one of the groups that is working to provide a solution to these issues. They are a community based in the small town of Falfurrias, Texas but they are doing big things. They works to protect human rights in South Texas along the border. Read more: Phoenix New Time
They seek to end the suffering and deaths that are becoming so prevalent along the Mexican and Texas border. In addition to increasing the public’s awareness to the deaths and violations along the border, they also work with families and help them find their missing people.
The Border Network for Human Rights is another one of the groups that is known for their stance on immigration human rights and reform advocacy agencies. they have a large following with almost 700 families and 4,000 individuals involved.
This groups seeks to provide help for other human, migrant and civil rights groups along the border. It is thanks to them that the Texas-wide Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance was created. They working to educate and discuss these issues along the border with the currently elected officials.
One of the largest human, migrant and civil rights groups is the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. This was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who are known for their work in the creations of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media.
After being falsely arrested by the Sheriff known as Joe Arpaio in 2007, these two men sued him for improper and unethical detainment. They won the settlement of $3.75 million and resolved to dedicate that money to help other people who are being denied their rights. This is where they got the idea to use this money to create what is now known as the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund seeks to support and build up groups that are working to advocate for civil, migrant, and human rights. They are also heavily involved in the issues of freedom of speech and civic issues that prevalent on the Mexican border in Arizona. The headquarters of the organization are in Phoenix, Arizona but its positive influence on migrant, civic, and human rights stretches across the country.
Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-lacey-5b0159145/ and http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737