A Brief Insight into Groups Advocating for Civil, Human and Migrant Rights

Advocating for human and civil rights is widely considered to be a noble profession. Not only do you help victims in need, but also strive to promote massive empowerment and drastic improvements in the living standards of citizens. Several groups dedicated to fighting for migrant and human rights have been mushrooming over the years. Found countrywide and even beyond, such groups are a testament to the positive transformation realized from civil activists’ intervention.

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

The California-based institution has become synonymous with fighting for destitute individuals and immigrant families. The foundation primarily strives towards the realization of free mobility human rights and equal participation in democratic processes.

According to in-house officials, the Coalition’s primary agenda aims at promoting inclusive participation for all immigrants. Such a noble cause is achieved by reforming public opinion and strengthening cohesive actions while implementing human, immigrant and civil rights across various platforms.

The ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

The project performs its formidable tasks with the commitment and dedication to protecting human and civil rights. This primarily includes performing outreach, litigation and advocacy exercises crucial to the attainment of set goals and objectives.

The ACLU’s relentless pursuit of reforms has promoted the institution’s projects as “one of the best litigation programs” in the country. Its frequent presence along corridors of the Supreme and district courts is living proof of their unique expertise.

Under the insightful leadership of Jim and Mike, the ACLU has become adept at transforming the fundamental rights of thousands of immigrants. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Twitter

Based on reliable information, the Founders have ensured equal justice for all immigrants irrespective of their status while also adopting constitutional policies for effective implementation.

The Advocates for Human Rights

Widely known as trendsetters in the fight for civil and human rights worldwide, the institution has cemented its status as profound agents for radical change at the local and global level.

To ensure successful attain of set objectives, the entity encourages widespread support from staff, partners and volunteers to enforce the rule of law while also implementing internationally recognized human rights standards.

The Amazon Watch

The San Francisco-based enterprise acutely works with indigenous groups and environmental organizations towards sustainable development and the promotion of indigenous peoples’ rights. Such activities have been necessitated by the rapid development of oil and gas exploration.

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are credited with forming the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund with the sole intention of promoting migrant, civil and human rights in the U.S and beyond.

Apart from serving as the co-founders of the Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times, the duo played an integral role in diverting $3.75 million settlement to finance migrant rights institutions in Arizona.

The lucrative settlement comes in the wake of an unprecedented arrest of two journalists for revealing the existence of trial proceedings Maricopa County police officers.

Apprehended in the middle of the night, the journalists were subpoenaed to reveal the identities of persons who read the New Times online article. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has pledged to support groups focused on advocating for migrant, human and civil rights across the U.S.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/


Front Page Confidential Marks the Return of Lacey and Larkin

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have made a comeback. Earlier this year the former news duo founded Front Page Confidential, a digital counterculture news source promoting free speech. Lacey founded independent weekly Phoenix New Times in 1970. In 1983, with Larkin on board as CEO, the duo purchased Westword, a Denver counterculture weekly. Over the next few years they created Village Voice Media, a conglomerate of weeklies stretching across the U.S. In 2012 they sold Village Voice Media and dropped out of public view. Now they have returned to making headlines, by actually making headlines.


The duo returned to the limelight back in 2013, when they won a wrongful arrest case against Maricopa County. That arrest is the famous 2007 arrest, when the duo was spirited away at night for a 24-hour detainment. It was also the conclusion of their feud with then Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Apraio. The sheriff had served them a mess of subpoenas in an effort to investigate their paper, the Phoenix New Times. Lacey and Larkin decided to print one under their byline and they were arrested the following day. In 2014 they made news once again with the creation of the Frontera Fund, a charity funneling their $3.75 million dollar payout to migrant rights groups across Arizona. The Fund advocates civil, human, and migrant right by donating money to organizations that support and defend those rights. So far the fund has advanced the cause of many groups offering medical care, therapy, housing, legal assistance, avocation, and jobs to thousands of people within the Latino community.