The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund Contribution to Human Rights

What exactly are Human Rights?

Human rights are the freedoms and basic rights that all humans have regardless of social status. There are thousands of groups all across the world advocating for these civil, human, and migrant rights. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

These groups strive to fight for a justice system that benefits everybody. The world isn’t fair, plain and simple. Immigrants, for example experience human rights abuse every day, as they are stripped of their support networks, kicked out of homes, and separated from their families.

More on Civil Human, and Migrant Rights.

Every person should be able to have basic rights. However, this is sadly not the case. Immigrants are just one group of people that are stripped of these rights and are forced to experience things like:

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  • No Health Care – In the U.S alone, over 12 million illegal immigrants don’t have access to any type of health care. The only way these immigrants would be able to gain access to health care is by paying out of pocket. Since most immigrants retain a low income status, it essentially impossible to afford healthcare.
  • Limited Education – In 2009, more than a 3rd of immigrants had not graduated high school in California alone. This may not seem that bad, but when compared to U.S born citizens only 8% have not received a high school diploma. This goes to show that the education system isn’t truly just, if it was a gap this large would cease to exist.
  • Domestic Violence Abuse – Non Citizens are particularly susceptible to abuse because many do not speak the English language. Therefore, not all of them fully grasp the laws of the country. Because of this, when they become victims of domestic violence and other kinds of abuse; they are reluctant to report it. They aren’t sure how to correctly approach the police to report cases of Domestic Violence abuse. /li>

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  • Deportation – Tears families apart, Mothers & Fathers, Brothers & Sisters alike are being forced to separate. It is barbaric to split families apart, and the only way to describe it is as inhumane.

Even though millions are denied their rights, It’s not like no one is doing anything to stop it. The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund was created by journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and is actively supporting organizations that advocate for civil, human, and migrant rights.

The two journalists created the fund after they were given a settlement of over $3.75 million for an unjust arrest.

These two are devoted to solving the immigration and human rights issues. This fund not only allows a multitude of human rights groups to improve the lives of those who have been denied their rights, but also raises awareness of the problem. This fund is supporting a most noble cause.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/