There are tons of civil, human, and migrant rights groups out there. And with all that has been going on lately with immigrants rights, it’s a good thing that there is an nonprofit that stand out for immigrants like the American Immigration Council, www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org.
Based in Washington, D.C. and established in 1987, this nonprofit organization honors the history of US immigrants as well as shape how Americans act and feel towards immigrations now. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
The American Immigration Council uses their international exchange and education programs to teach US citizens about the past and present contributions of immigrants. They also use their policy and legal programs in promoting human immigration policies, ensuring immigration laws are honoring constitutional mandates, and achieving legal justice for immigrants.
They use the courts to demand fair judicial system procedures for immigrants. They stand up for immigrants’ rights. Furthermore, immigrants’ fairness and justice under the law are achieved. And as a result, the American Immigration Council is highly respected for its ability and willingness in bringing cutting edge lawsuits in which the government is held accountable for restrictive interpretations, law implementation, and unlawful conduct.
The following are American Immigration Council’s beliefs:
- Everyone deserves the opportunity to present immigration claims in a orderly and fair manner
- Their doors must be open to immigrants coming to the US in search of protection and safety.
- Immigrants strengthen America by them bringing their talents, new energy, and skills to the US economy.
- Honest debates are not driven by fear, but by the facts.
About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are cofounders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. They are also now the founders of the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund, www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org. With them already being activists and a voice for Arizonans and with an unjustifiable and unlawful act resulting to winning a legal settlement, they have dedicated the $3.75 million settlement won in regards to an arrest on October 18, 2007 for the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. This organization is committed in the funding of migrant rights organizations in Arizona.
The following occurrences occurred which led to their legal settlement. On October 18, 2007, Larkin and Lacey were taken out of their homes in the dead of the night and jailed. They were jailed after the grand jury proceedings’ existence that sought out the Larkin and Lacey’s notes on articles discussing the Sheriff.
Also, the citizens’ identity of the grand jury subpoenas were demanded concerning who read stories online from New Times involving the Sheriff. And as a result of these incidences, they sued the county and won in the ninth circuit, US Court of Appeals.
Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/