There is a global increase in the number of organizations fighting for human, civil and migrants’ rights. The United States has not been exceptional as it has seen a rampant increase in these groups in the last couple of years. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
The human rights groups fight to strengthen the rule of law by implementing international human rights requirements and upholding civil society. These groups work in line with the UNHCHR (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights), which is a UN agency mandated to protect human rights around the globe.
Alliance for Justice (AFJ)
AFJ is an American group that is devoted to delivering justice to all the people. It represents many groups that promote progressive values. Its core mandate is to create a free, just and equitable society. It fulfills its mandate through ensuring that the judiciary advances its primary constitutional values and implements equal distribution of human and civil rights.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
CHIRLA is a California- based nonprofit group that has been tirelessly fighting for immigrant families. The organization also champion for implementation of free mobility human rights without discrimination based on race.
Its core mandate is to create a society whereby all people, immigrants or residents are included and their rights protected.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
With its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a nonprofit foundation that benefits the Hispanic community that has borne the brunt of the racial hostility and civil right abuses in the state.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin founded the group in 2013 after they were compensated for the unlawful arrest by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The two journalists, who also co-founded the Phoenix New Times, were arrested for exposing the misdeeds of the county sheriff. During their case hearing, the county sheriff was found guilty, and the court ordered the county to pay the duo a settlement worth $3.75 million.
The two journalists then decided to use the funds to launch the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to help Mexican Immigrants get equal rights while in the United States. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
The Advocates for Human Rights
Founded in 1983, the organization has strengthened its position in the global human rights movement. The Advocates for Human Rights is an impartial, independent, nonprofit organization that aims at creation and implementation of all-inclusive system locally, regionally and globally.
The organization investigates and exposes the social and moral rot in the society. It also represents refugees and immigrants seeking asylum as well as training groups that advocate for human rights and policymakers.