Fighting for human rights is never an easy task or that of the light of heart it involves a lot of effort as well as continuous commitment to the cause.Some of the organizations that have enabled the country achieve so much in terms of civil, human and migrant rights are some of the most enduring entities in the united states. Below is a look at some of this groups. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook
Border Action Network
This group was founded in 1999, the Border Action Network was intended to work with immigrant and border communities within Arizona. They state their mission as “to ensure that our rights are respected, our human dignity upheld and that our communities are healthy places to live.”
This group prides itself as a membership-based organization that works through leadership development, grassroots community organizing, policy advocacy as well as litigation.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service have for a period of the last seventy years been at the forefront of leading a ministry of welcoming some of the country’s most vulnerable newcomers. This ministry is continuously expressed through the mission statement. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund
This organization began in 1968 and its the leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Lacey and Larkin have often been referred to as the “law firm of the Latino community”, the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund has in in a position to promote social change through communication, advocacy, community education, and in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, litigation and political access.
they work for Immigrants’ Rights, Anti-Immigrant State Legislation and Ordinances and Litigation.Some of the cases they have worked on include Melendres v. Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Workers v. The city of Los Angeles as well as others.
American Friends Service Committee
The Committee is a Quaker organization which brings together people from various faiths working together to achieve peace, social justice, and humanitarian services. They work based on the belief that there is worth in every person. Read more; Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
Detention Watch Network
The DWN is formed from a national coalition of various individuals and organizations working together to reform the American detention and deportation system.
This organization was founded by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network in 1997.they were responding to the growing number of immigration detention centers that the system was brought up rapidly especially after the 1996 immigration laws passed by Congress.
National Immigration Law Center
The is a group whose mission is to defend and advance the rights and opportunities for immigrants who have quite a low income as well as their family members.They work towards achieving Immigration Reform & Executive Actions in various sectors such as U-Visas, The DREAM Act, and Victims of Trafficking. They have also targeted sections ofThe Public Benefits, the Immigration Law as well as Policy, Employment Issues, Drivers’ Licenses, and the Dream Act.
Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund
Through an appellate court’s decision, the duo received a combined settlement of 3.7 million dollars paid by Maricopa County.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin earmarked the whole amount towards the formation of the Frontera Fund this group would work with others in order to tirelessly defend and benefit the Hispanic community which was bearing the brunt of civil rights and human rights abuses in Arizona.