Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in heir Fight for Human Rights

Earlier this year, a meeting was held in the United Nations delegate’s conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference’s aim was to mark the beginning of negotiation on immigrant’s issue.

For a long time migrants have been subjected to unfair treatment and subjection to all manner of ill-treatment due to lack nationality. Statistics reveal that majority of the countries in the world do not guarantee all the humanly rights.

Since the international law does not fully guarantee passage to individuals without the required paper work, there has been an introduction of new bills protecting immigrants.

Nevertheless, majority of the countries has not respected the implementation of the bill. As a result, private organizations have joined up to form civil human rights advocating organizations.

Among these organizations is Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, which is currently one of the leading migrants and human rights advocating groups. Apart from the Frontera Fund is CHILA, one of the largest human rights advocating organizations. Read more: Phoenix New Time and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHILA)

This is one of the most sought-after human rights advocating organization in the U.S. The organization works on making sure that migrant are not subjected to abuse or any type of ill treatment. Under its protection, migrants are taken through the required protocol in advocating their legal human right.

Normally, humans are entitled to the right of being treated like a human, being an immigrant does not make an individual any less human. Additionally, CHILA provides education to immigrants on the legal process of attaining freedom and how to react if they are taken before a judge as shown below

Recommendation on Immigrant Cases

CHILA’s group of experts provides professional advice to individuals facing immigration cases. Below are several things an individual is supposed to know before meeting a judge.

  • They should be prepared to engage an immigration attorney
  • Since they are required to meet an attorney, CHILA insists than they should gather as much evidence as they can.
  • To show the seriousness of their issues, they are advised not to miss any hearing. Missing court appearance will work on the prosecutor’s advantage.

Although there might be enough evidence, majority of immigrants lack clarity and end up losing their cases to eloquent and persuasive attorneys. For this reason, it is necessary for an individual to employ the services of powerful attorney in their defense.

About Frontera Fund

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the co-founders of Frontera Fund, Phoenix New Times, and Village Voice Media. The organizations were founded after Michael and Jim received a settlement from a case placed against them by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The settlement that amounted to $ 3.75 million enabled them to start their first human right advocating group, Frontera Fund.

The organization supports individuals seeking citizenship and advocates immigration and migration rights. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin had spent almost their entire career asserting and defending civil human rights.

Further, many organizations such as Mexicano Frontera have enumerated their work and works with the Frontera organization to advocate for human rights.

Nicki Minaj Performs in Angola Despite Several Human Rights Organizations Pleading For Her To Decline

Nicki Minaj performed a concert for the Christmas festival in Angola Africa December 19, 2015 despite the begging pleas from the members of the Human Rights Foundation not to accept the performance. The festival was hosted by Unitel, a communications company owned by the family of Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos. Human Rights Foundation requested she nix the holiday concert because she would be taking money from a dictator whose family had exploited the oil and diamond mining fields to amass their fortune while controlling all branches of the military, the government, and civil society and conducting human rights violations. Even the Kennedy Human Rights group voiced their extreme displeasure at her performance on the president’s behalf.

The Human Rights Foundation is a nonprofit organization aimed at protecting and promoting human rights globally, but with focus specifically on closed societies. It was founded in 2005 by Thor Halvorssen after his mother had been gunned down by Venezuelan government security during a peaceful gathering. Thor Halvorssen began his focus on human rights back in 1989 as a youth by organizing opposition against South Africa’s racial segregation. In 1993, he became involved full time with focus on due process and individual rights after his father became a political prisoner in Venezuela.

Halvorssen is also a film producer for documentaries. The works he has produced include Hammer & Tickle, a humor and satire about Soviet tyranny; The Sugar Babies, a film about human trafficking in the Dominican Republic and Freedom’s Fury, about the uprising against Hungary’s dictatorship in 1956. The Sugar Babies targeted sugar barons who lived in West Palm Beach. It won Best Documentary at the Delray Beach Film Festival and also has been included in Amnesty International’s tour making the film seen worldwide and bringing children sold into slavery to the forefront.