Organizations that Advocate for Human, Civic and Migrant Rights

The United States was primarily founded by championship for human rights. From its inception, the country has been at the forefront fighting for human, migrant and civic rights. The country has been an ideal breeding ground for many organizations that support human rights. Some of these organizations are as follows.

The American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA)

AILA is a voluntary bar organization that was previously known as Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers (AINL) and was established in 1946. This organization is a non-profit and non-partisan firm with over thirteen thousand law professors and attorneys. AILA uses its thirty-eight chapters and over fifty national committees to provide professional services, information, expertise, and education.

The Advocates in this organization devote their time to teach the people about immigration law. Furthermore, they also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, asylum seekers, and U.S. families that pursue permanent residence for their relatives and U.S businesses that seek talents from other countries.

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates for human rights is a leading organization that fights for the rights people in the world. This firm works as an agent of change at the local level, regional and global levels.

The organization implements international standards of human rights and reinforce the law through support from staff, volunteers and partners. The organization has been fighting for human rights for over three decades and has transformed the lives of immigrants, women, and children.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

This organization was established by journalists Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who are also the co-founders of the Phoenix News Times and Village Media. This human rights organization fights for the rights of immigrants in Arizona. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin |

The two founders devoted the $3.75 million settlement fund that they received from their previous arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio to run this organization. Michael and Jim were arrested from their homes and jailed

On October 18, 2007, Jim and Michael taken from their homes and were arrested, and jailed at midnight by the Maricopa County Sheriff. The reporters had uncovered the existence of the grand jury proceedings that singled out journalists’ articles covering Joe Arpaio.

The grand jury also sought identity of citizens who read New Times stories about the sheriff online. The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund funds groups that fight for human, civil and migration rights, civic participation rights and freedom of speech across Arizona.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

CHIRLA is a leading human rights organization based in Los Angeles. This firm fights for individuals and immigrant families in California. Their main objective is to create an all-inclusive society that will accommodate everyone, including immigrants.

CHILRA serves and organizes coalitions, institutions, and individuals to transform public opinions and policies with an objective of achieving civil rights. The organization also supports legislations and policies that favor the immigrant community.

Amazon Watch

Amazon watch is a civil rights organization with headquarters in San Francisco. This firm works with indigenous groups and environmental organizations to support and fight for the rights of indigenous people in the Amazon basin.

They mainly focus on people who have been affected due to large-scale development projects such as gas pipeline and oil.

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