There are various international human rights documents that affirm the principle of protecting every human being equally and not treating him or her as an illegal being.
Despite all these established principles that describe discrimination based on immigration status as a civil violation of human rights, several governments across the globe, including the United States, are still sanctioning human rights violations against migrants and immigrants. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a and https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jim-larkin-2#/entity
For example, it’s appalling to see an increasing number of border killings, extrajudicial murders, racial profiling, and entry denials that the Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s measures and policies are propagating.
It’s common to see human rights groups fighting for the rights of immigrant workers who have been abused, exploited, and stereotyped or used as scapegoats at their various places of work.
Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media co-founders, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin chose to use the $3-75 million settlement money that they got following an October 18, 2007 arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in supporting groups that are fighting for the rights of migrants in the entire state of Arizona.
The two journalists who were arrested on mysterious grounds formed The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund after successfully suing the Maricopa County. The Fund has been supporting organizations that stretch a helping hand in the advocacy for civil, human, and migrant rights and the civic participation on the Mexican border “la línea fronteriza.”
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) brings together a group of various human rights groups that have come together to champion the fight for civil rights of all persons across the United States. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida
Center for Media Justice (CMJ) teaches media activism strategies and how to foster effective communication channels that can facilitate the fight for civil and human rights.
Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) is a very resourceful training center that emphasizes on actionable strategies of bringing together people of color in organizing themselves to fight for their own rights.
Reports from various human rights groups accuse the United States of being at the fore-front in detaining thousands of people in its administrative immigration detention centers. Some of these detainees are asylum seekers, children, and people with disabilities awaiting their immigration cases and subsequent appeals to be concluded.
Unfortunately, some of these detainees spend years and months being subjected to “mandatory detention” without receiving due process like determining whether their detention without bond pending the hearing of their respective cases is even necessary. As a result, people who don’t pose any significant danger to the public end up suffering in these detention centers.