America is one of the most democratic countries in the world this democracy is also supported by a strong bill of human rights that guarantee everyone the minimum form of treatment that they should enjoy without them being harassed or intimidated by anyone. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
There are various organizations that are built on this premise with a promise to forever protect and fight for not only civil, migrant but also human rights and every juncture of our existence. The groups below have continuously endeavored to do the same
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Established more than 70 years ago, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has made its core mission that of leading well-meaning citizens and members in welcoming to some of the most vulnerable groups in America to the land of opportunity.
They are at the forefront of fighting family detention this they have worked out with experts and found out that family detention can never be carried out humanely as it involves looking up expectant mothers and children so young it’s bone-chilling.
The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service express its commitment and ministry in its simple yet deep mission statement and have lived out boldly in the hope that their vision will become reality and the values they hold most dear will be embraced by all.
The Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund
This was an organization that was Founded in 1968, it has commonly been referred to as the law firm of the Latino community as it is a staunch defender and fighter for this communities rights and freedoms.
MALDEF has become the nation’s leading Latino legal human and civil rights organization it has worked through various methods to promote and bring about social change the various channels it engages in include communications, advocacy, community education, and litigation all this it does in the different areas that affect the communities live i.e. immigrant rights, education, employment, and political access.
In the quest to achieve its goals MALDEF’s Immigrants’ Rights are divided into various sections that include Public Policy, Litigation, and Truth in Immigration. They also take part in litigation and some of the best examples Include Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Workers v. The city of Los Angeles, Vicente v. Barnett, Melendres v. Sheriff Joseph Arpaio as well as others.
The Frontera Fund foundation
This was a fund started by two journalists who had experienced firsthand the effects of abuse of power and disregard for freedom of speech by a person in authority.
The Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s arrested Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin. He had always been bothered by the audacity of the two through their publication The Phoenix New Times continuously exposing his actions and blatant harassment of certain communities.
The sheriff through his prosecution then went on to confer charges on the do based on false claims that they had leaked the contents of a grand jury this was later proved to be false and the case was dismissed.
In 2012 they sued the county and a ruling by the 9th circuit court found that their rights had been violated this led to a settlement by the county to the tune of 3.5 million dollars. The duo dedicated this settlement to starting the fund which works together with other groups fighting for Hispanic groups against racial and civil rights violations.
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