There has been some upset over the past few months due to the increasing number of threats to civility and even personal sentence made by the man in the White House. Donald Trump was elected to the Presidential position after a campaign based on hatred, fear and aggression.
The president has done all he can to paint those of particular races and colors as being subhuman, depraved and generally criminal. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
Immigrants and refugees in particular have felt the brunt of Trump’s hatred and aggression and even been persecuted by the president’s frenzied supporters. Immigrants were one of the first groups targeted in the president’s “1st 100 Days in Office” plan.
But these attitudes and opinions are not shared by all and many have become concerned for the future of the country. Those who agree that protecting the rights of the individual and fighting for civil liberties are banding together and showing their support for the underdog.
Following is a list of some of the leading organizations in the US that are fighting for the rights of Migrants and Refugees.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Focused on the defense and progression of the human, labor and civil rights of immigrants in Los Angeles and the greater area. This is an advocacy groups that also seeks to improves the lives of the many refugees who have relocated to this place from across the world.
National Immigration Law Center
The National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to providing legal aid and advice for those immigrants with decreased income possibilities. Policy analysis and advocacy in various legal processes are some of the services they offer to their clients. You can visit the website for the National Immigration Law Center to see more about their work or how you can be a part of it.
You will find the Border Angels in operation all down the border between the United states and Mexico. These are a group of non-profit volunteers that work to promote social reforms and justice in the immigration approaches in the US. The Border Angels also conduct important awareness programs and educational workshops to improve the lives of those immigrants living in the San Diego region. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund and Jim Larkin | Facebook
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
The Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights works to defend and protect the rights of children that enter the country from other countries. This is a widespread organization and many volunteers become a “Child Advocate” at one of their facilities in many of the largest US cities. If you are in Chicago, New York, Houston or Washington DC, drop by their centers to see what you can do for a needy child.
The Lacey and Larkin Border Fund
Many of the most active organizations that seek to defend the civil and human rights of those who need it most receive support from the Lacey and Larkin Border Fund. Michael and Jim are the founders of the Village Voice Media and the Phoenix New Times. They dedicated the proceeds of a negotiated compensation to furthering the progress of civil liberties groups working in Arizona.
If you are also tired of the hostilities being slung by those in power at a time when human civility should be at it’s peak, you are not alone. But it is equally important to remember that the efforts of these and many other groups that work to support the causes of migrants and minorities need your support. Contact the organizations operating yin your community to find out what you can do to make the world a better place.