Human, civil, immigrants’ rights and freedom of expression are among the top most things that have been violated in the 21st century. While more people continue to move to other countries in search of peace, safety, and jobs.
Immigrants continue to suffer from mistreatment. The immigrants have been denied fundamental rights and democratic rights in many countries. Concerned individuals have continued to begin foundations to rescue immigrants and their families.
As a result of this humanitarian movements, many lives have been changed. Some of the groups that have significantly contributed include;
The American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA)
ALLA was initially known as Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers (AINL).ALLA is a voluntary bar organization that was founded in 1946.ALLA has more than thirteen thousand law professors and attorney generals.
ALLA is a non-profit and non-partisan organization. Their services include education, professional services, information as well as proficiency using its national committees that are more than fifty and is thirty-eight chapters.
The attorneys are committed to impart the immigration law to the immigrants. This is to make them understand their rights.
They also help the immigrants in acquiring jobs in the USA.AILA association also represent the immigrants and their families in obtaining permanent settlements. AILA firm also represents asylum seekers, entertainers, students and foreign athletes.
Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
The Frontera Fund was founded by the founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin sacrifice the $3.75 million from the Sheriff Joe Arpaio case.
The two had been arrested from their homes on October 18, 2007, at midnight and taken to an unfamiliar location.
It all began when Lacey and Larkin exposed the grand jury existence that was trying to find the journalists works about the Sherriff. The grand jury summonses also demanded the identity of individuals who read the New Times work online. Lacey and Larkin went ahead and reported their case. Fortunately, they came out as victors.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports organizations that share their goal. That is fighting for human, civil, immigration rights and the freedom of expression.
Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
CHIRLA foundation is located in Los Angeles. CHIRLA foundation majors in fighting for immigration rights. Initially, the organization only took care of immigrant levels at a local level, but it has expanded to regional and international standards.
The firm works towards changing the opinion of institutions, coalitions, and individuals, and in turn change policies to achieve civil rights.
CHIRLA partners with other organizations that share a common interest with them. For example, CHIRLA, collaborated with Coalition of Garment Worker Advocates (CGWA) whose primary objective was to expose the violation of labor laws in the Los Angeles garment industry.
The partnership was fruitful. In 2001, the Garment Worker Center was founded. This gave the workers a chance to come together and come up with solutions to promote conducive working environments.
The CHIRLA firm has therefore had their share of victories in bettering the lives of immigrants and saving them from subjections of cruel laws.
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