Category: CHIRLA

Organizations In Defense of Human Rights

It seems that the basic human rights we enjoy may once again be under attack. Many Americans were appalled to see that in this day and age the so called “Leaders of the Free World” could place a man in the White House with such antiquated prejudices concerning race, gender and color. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

Despite the best effort of Donald Trump and his numerous supporters, hatred is not as popular today as it may have been at some point. Today there are more and more organizations that have banded together to stem the tide of racism and discrimination and fought for social equality and civil liberties.

If you are among those who believe that tolerance and social reforms are the correct way address the pressing needs of the country, then you are not alone. This article will introduce to you some of the likeminded citizens who think of the future of this great country.

Border Angels

From San Diego, CA to Brownsville, TX, the border between the US and Mexico is a hotbed of activity. This is where the Border Angels are in operation. This non-profit organization works to protect the rights of migrants and refugees. They also hold regular educational seminars and other programs that work to establish a connection with people in need.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

Called CHIRLA for short, the coalition works in the Los Angeles Area to improve the plight of refugees and migrants that arrive here each year from all corners of the globe. CHIRLA works to defend civil, humane and labor right for those in the region and also sets up programs to educate those who arrive on their right.

National Immigration Law Center

Immigrants with a very low income can take advantage of the skills and experience of the National Immigration Law Center. This group focuses on litigation and policy analysis. Volunteers give of their time and expertise when defending the rights of those in need. Check out the National Immigration Law Web Site for more information.

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Not too many people are aware of the vast number of children who arrive in the US each year without parents or guardians. These children have an especially difficult challenge and the Young Center for Immigration Children offers programs where volunteers can take these needy children under their wing and provide support and guidance.

The Lacey and Larkin Border Fund

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey operate a financial aid foundation that provides for the various human rights groups that operate in the Arizona border area. The two journalists founded the Phoenix New Time and the Village Voice. When they were granted a sizable sum of money from a negotiated compensation for abuse of authority, they donated this settlement to ensure the injustices are never repeated.

In Closing

If you agree that the harsh perspectives and aggression against people of racial and social difference is a poor managerial approach, then you should know you aren’t alone. Nevertheless, there are plenty who have given of their time and skills to the promotion and institution of social reforms and fair immigration laws. Get in touch with those working to make the world a better place in your part of the world.

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