The role of human rights groups is critical to the welfare society. They are the watchdogs that ensure that the government or powerful people do not misuse their power to oppress people they are supposed to protect.
Human rights groups have a responsibility of ensuring there is fairness in the society. The activities of these organization s deserve to be supported by all people of good will.
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
American Immigration Lawyers Association is one of the oldest organization in the United States. It was formed in 1946. It is composed of lawyers and other legal experts.
Its main role is to provide legal support to the victims of human rights violations. They also educate and sensitive people on the importance of human rights. Given that is it’s an organization of lawyers, it is also goes to court to seek an interpretation of contentious immigration laws and policies effected by the government.
They want to shield the people from a discriminatory justice system that may be cruel to people with no understanding of the law. The organization also helps people who want to settle in the United States. Categories of people who seek representation from this group are immigrants, sports person, asylum seekers, artists, and students.
Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles is another group that protects the rights of the immigrants in the United States. They engage in public awareness as a way of informing people about the importance of not respecting the rights of others.
Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles collaborates with other human rights organization such as CGWA to push the immigration agenda through the lawmaking process.
Advocates for Human Rights
Advocates for Human Rights is a global organization which was established in 1986 with the aim of advocating for human rights globally. Advocates for Human Rights is a nonprofit organization, and it aims to advocate and highlight human rights violations cases.
Advocates for Human Rights usually conducts independent investigations on human rights violations of high magnitude. They also train other human rights organizations on how to conduct themselves in their advocacy work. They especially specialize in training organizations that deal with issues of children.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The organization supports other civil, human and migrants organizations through financing. They also support civil societies which advocate for freedom of speech in Arizona. It was started by Michael Larkin and Jim Larkin. The two are owners of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, two popular media outlets in the state of Arizona.
They started the organization using the money they received from the state following an order of the courts of appeals that they are compensated for unfair incarceration. They had been arrested by the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. They were arrested from their homes in the middle of the night.
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