“Right” is a beautiful concept, it makes any individual feel safe and as they are being protected by organizations that are focused on avoiding any injustice from happening.
However, in practice, this is near impossible. That is why many people are exploited or mistreated and can’t seem to find a home because no matter where they go, the result is same, hatred and discrimination are always peeking around the corner.
However, many heroes are fighting everyday for these injustices to stop and it is essential to make emphasis on two people who even fought the legal system and came out victorious, helping many people in need: Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, and their Frontera Fund.
The discrimination and mistreatment of migrants is an unfortunate issue; however, sometimes terrible problems make incredible people appear and solve them.
This was the case with civil right defenders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who are individuals that can relate to migrants because they know how does it feel to be bullied by people who have a significant amount of power, however, they didn’t mind a single bit and kept on fighting.
They were arrested because they were brave enough to reveal that they were ordered to deliver all the information about their employees. Being arrested for this reason is a clear breach of the first amendment.
It just took a day to set both of these heroes free and immediately they took countermeasures, thanks to them the order to deliver the information was annulled, and years later they won a lawsuit that gave them a huge indemnization. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin noticed how unjust the anti-migrants can be and that’s why they decided to create the Lacey & Larkin Fund with the money they earned from the lawsuit, wishing that they can prevent the mistreatment of migrants and hopefully strive for a world that doesn’t take advantage of a person that came from thousands of miles away for an opportunity to live happily.
There a lot of groups that ensure the protection of our rights, like the Committee to Protect Journalist that proves that is not the only time where individuals have been harassed or even killed for speaking the truth, there are also humanitarian organizations that are designed to protect and help refugees like Refugees International, and the Norwegian Refugee Council. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time
These groups work their best to protect us and ensure that justice is made, advocacy groups have the propper support that they need and that more professionals can work independantly and serve an array of different clients and social conditions.
Because of the duo, many lawyers and groups that advocate for civil and human rights now are able to defend their clients with the funding that came from the Frontera Fund. The arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkey resulted in a settlement money of more than three million dollars that goes to funding these teams and institutions.
The Frontera Fund is a big sympathizer for movements that support freedom of speech and of expression, as well as migrants’ rights and initiatives that support cultural and racial diversity.