Lacey and Larkin in the Fight to Advocating For Human Rights

Many groups advocate for civil and human right migrants. These groups are well funded and have a good team of experts comprising of professional attorneys. Though migration, globalization, and human rights have reshaped the world in the 21st century, the problem has also emerged as a social, political, and economic disaster.

Statistics reveal that over 200 million people are living either permanently or temporally outside the country. In addition, it estimated that one out of 35 individuals worldwide is currently international immigrants.

The vast number does not only consist of immigrants but also their families, asylum workers, and refugees. Nevertheless, these figures and statistics are just estimates, the undocumented status may include more than the given account.

Migrants are often termed as a universal scapegoat to be targeted by selfish politicians and other individuals seeking to start violence. Over the past few years, little attention has been provided on the advocacy of the civil and human right protection. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

On the peak of the oppression and call for help on the human right issue, hope for the immigrants was finally found. In the year 1994, an international migrant, human right, trade union’s representatives just to mention a few joined to form International Migrant Watch Committee.

The committee was later named Migrant Rights International (MRI), which was mainly aimed at advocating for human rights, immigrants, and civil rights. The committees brought together dozens of national and local groups from all over the world who were interested in advocating and making sure the voices of migrants and immigrants were heard.

Migrants are entitled to their human rights by virtue since they do not become any less human upon become a migrant. Several years later after the first group was formed, a new criteria of fighting for human rights was discovered and different committees were started from different countries in the world.

These groups include; The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Amazon Watch, Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund and The Advocates for Human Rights just to mention a few.

About Larcey and Larkin Frontera Fund

In the year 1970s, Lacey and Larkin started as ASU students to the award winning investigative paper that was distributed free at different stores or in the street racks. Although they did not finish college, they built themselves a chain of weekly newspapers called The Village Voice.

In the year, 2004 and 2005 Lacey and Larkin published an article about Arpaio, a municipal county Sherriff, and the story revealed that the county sheriff used the statute to hide his real estate assets. For this reason, the country sheriff arrested them and sued them for his home addresses online.

After the judge went through the case, it was found that the two journalists were not guilty and that they were just doing their work. However, they did not leave without a reward for uncovering the truth behind the sheriff asset allocation they were rewarded $ 2 million dollars as settlement.

The two then decided to allocate the fund to a better method of human right advocating. They formed a group and utilized the fund to form the now famous Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

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