To many Americans, the fact that a president was elected from a platform of hatred, ignorance and archaic practices such as building walls as opposed to bridges is a disturbing notion. The President has done his utmost to depict certain peoples and races as being less worth than others and generally predisposed to criminal activity.
Immigrants and refugees have been the first to feel the sting from a widespread persecution propagated by Donald Trump and exercised by his supporters. Nevertheless, this should not be taken as the sentiment of an entire country. The fact is that many individuals and unions stand together to stem the flood of aggression and fight for the rights that protect all humans regardless of color, race or economic background. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/
If you are one such person, you should know that you are not alone. There are plenty others out there that think las you and need your support to further their good work. Following are some of the most important organizations for human rights in operation throughout the US:
The Lacey and Larkin Border Fund
Many of the organizations that fight for humane and civil liberties across the Southwest receive their support from the Lacey and Larkin Border Fund. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were granted a large negotiated compensation for a case of abusive authority and dedicated the proceeds to prevent this type of issue from happening again. The Lacey and Larkin Border Fund primarily serves those in the Arizona region.
All across the borders between the US and Mexico you will find the non-profit Border Angels in operation. These volunteers are there to advocate the rights of immigrants and fight for reforms in the immigration law. In addition to these efforts, many volunteers are also involved in awareness and educational programs geared toward improving the lives of those immigrants in the San Diego Area.
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
Not every American is aware of the many children who enter the US with no support from guardians or parents. The plight of these children can be monumental and there are many organizations that seek to provide hope for these young lives, The Young Center for Immigrant Children is one of them. These groups are always looking for volunteers to give their time and support to a needy child. Look online for the nearest group for needy children if you would like to provide this support. Read more: Michael Larcey | Facebook and Michael Larcey | Twitter
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Also known as CHIRLA, this group works to defend the rights of migrants coming in from all over the world and living in the Los Angeles area. In addition to defending their rights, CHIRLA also takes the time to put together programs to improve the lives of these needy people.
While the exploits and efforts of these and many other groups are awe-inspiring, awe alone does not make a better world. Consider what you can give or support for these civic-minded individuals who defend our rights and liberty. Getting in touch with the organizations working in your area is the best way to make a difference and begin making your world a better place.