There have been many groups in the United States that have dedicated resources and funds to fight for the rights of immigrants, refugees, and civil rights. They have persistently pursued implementation of human rights and standards that support policies which fight for civil and human rights.
These groups are all across the country. Among the groups is the Coalition for Humane Immigrants’ Rights (CHIRLA) which works to realize a society that is all inclusive for refugees and immigrants, organization based in California.
Another one of the groups is called the Amazon watch located in San Francisco. The group operates In the Amazon basin, and its aim target is advancing the rights of indigenous people. It also has its focus on environmental organizations.
There is also the Advocates for Human Rights who work on the local, regional and global level. With a 30years presence in fighting for human rights, they aim to the lives of women, children, and immigrants.
The ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project is also another active group. The project is committed to protecting the rights immigrants as well as human and civil rights. The project can carry this out since it runs the biggest legal action program countrywide through district court and the Supreme Court.
Among the groups mentioned above, the Lacey and Larking Frontera Fund has been on the forefront of advocating for equal human and civil rights across the country.
The Lacey and Larking Frontera Fund was started by two Journalists, Michel Lacey and Jim Larking, following their illegal detention by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa country.
The detention was because they had an article that exposed the sheriff published. Jim and Michel later went through court proceeding which did not follow the due process. It was because of this that they sued the Maricopa County and the got compensation with a settlement of 3.7 million dollars.
They used the money to start the Lacey and Larking Frontera Fund. Michel and Jim through the fund advocate for the freedom of speech by the immigrants as well as supporting human and civil rights.
They have persistently emphasized the need of following the rule of law, and they spent most of their careers doing this. The Lacey and Lurking foundation now funds organizations that advocate for the rights of the immigrants across Arizona.
Among the foundations that the Lacey and Larking fund founded are the American Civil Liberty Union of Arizona (ACLU of Arizona), The Raul Castro Institute, the Florence Immigrant, and Refugee Rights Projects, the Arizona Justice project, Justice for Immigrants and Families Project and the Tucson Samaritans/Los Samaritanos project.
The two Phoenix-based voice media executives have remained resilient in their fight for civil and human rights and a fair justice system for immigrants all across Arizona.
After their ordeal, thousands of people have benefited through the organizations and the movements that they have funded so far. Jim and Michel continue to make a positive impact throughout Arizona.