The swearing in of Donald Trump brought with it numerous challenges on migrant rights. The new American president had pledged to bar individuals from a number of Middle East countries from entering the United States. Within a few days of being in office, Trump signed an executive order to officially make his promise a law. Read more; Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
This situation resulted into grave migrant rights violations with thousands of migrants being arrested or detained in American airports. Most of the victims of the executive order made by the president found it difficult to access quality food, medical services, and their individual freedom.
According to human rights advocate groups, the order was a violation to civil, human, and migrant rights of the victims. To this end, dozens of migrant rights advocate groups come out to ensure that America remained true to the dreams of the founding fathers by advocating for their rights.
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project was one of the key organizations that were involved in the campaigns. Using its network of 350 pro-bono lawyers, the company represented the victims in courts and sought for a stay in the executive order.
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project was successful in their operations as they received solid funding from thousands of donors across the nation. These donors included different charity groups such as Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. Learn more about Jim Larkin Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821
National Immigration Law Center is the second organization that was heavily involved in fighting for the civil, human, and migrant rights of the immigrants. The organization focused on enhancing impact legislation, advocacy, good communication, policy analysis, and education programs. The corporation targets migrants from low-income bracket.
With a number of victims being women, MPower Change played a central role in fighting for their rights. The organization is a digital Muslim-led political talking forum. One of its leaders is Aisha al-Adawayi, the founder of Women in Islam.
The organization engages in campaigns, grassroots organizing, and storytelling with the aim of empowering Muslims across the United States. Linda Sarsour is also a leader of the organization. She is the organizer of Women’s March.
About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the founders of Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The charity organization was established with the objective of funding migrant rights organizations to ensure they are well equipped to handle migrant rights abuses in the US.
The Fund started with a kitty of $3.75 million, which was awarded to them as settlement money following their wrongful arrest by Maricopa sheriff Joe Arpaio. To date, they have funded many organizations fighting for civic participation and freedom of speech in Arizona.