The migrant workers in the United States have been facing challenges in the way society treats them. That is why it is imperative that organizations that support their civil and other human rights exist today. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time
It’s a good thing that there are a few brave citizens who have grouped themselves to push the advocacy of these migrant workers. Among the groups that you can refer to when you need help concerning issues of immigrants and international human rights are the following:
- Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) has grouped a collective of human rights activists that will champion not only the fight for civil rights of all the people across the United States but also make sure that no human right violation will come unanswered and unaddressed.
The group is showing its complete support in bringing voice to the voiceless, especially the people who fight for the increasing rate of border killings and other extrajudicial murders in the country. Racial profiling and denials of entry are also some of the issues that people in this group spend all their time and careers to address.
- Center for Media Justice (CMJ) is another organization that channels the support for human rights upliftment and protection. With its help stretching across the United States, the people advocating for this cluster focus its advocacy on teaching media activism methods and techniques that can help facilitate the programs of the organization. CMJ also wants to achieve the goal of educating all the civil society, especially the immigrants, about their rights and equipping them with the tools they can use for effectively conveying their concerns.
- Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) is also another reputable group that helps the citizens ensure that the state protects their human rights. This organization finds meaning in establishing educational and resource-filled training center that will bring ethnicities and people of color together to fight for themselves and their rights and their loved ones.
The main issues being addressed by CTWO involve the accusations made by the respondents about the detaining of thousands of people in the administrative offices of their immigration detention centers. These detainees seek asylum and include children and individuals with disabilities and have rights that the state may have impaired because of immigration policies.
- The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an organization that supports groups who advocate for civil, migrant and human rights advocacies that push for freedom of speech and holistic civic participation throughout the Arizona region. Its founders are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who are co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. They both have dedicated the settlement money they got from a trademark case to promote migrant rights organizations in their community.
The settlement money of $3.75 million was a result of the unjust arrest on October 18, 2007, by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the two journalists who were taken out of their houses at midnight and jailed after revealing the discrepancies in jury proceedings.
Right now Lacey and Larkin are doing its best and spending most of their career asserting the First Amendment rights of the people, defending it, and making sure that what they experienced with the police will not happen to anyone else. Their lawsuit prevailed in the ninth circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.