Civil and Human Rights is a democratic right outlined in the constitution of any democratic nation. While this is true, very few countries in the world are taking the necessary measures to ensure that these fundamental human rights are protected and safeguarded at all cost, even the developed countries such as the United States of America.
By virtue of being an immigrant or from a marginalized group, these individuals are always subjected to a lot of human and civil rights violations.
It is for these reasons that different groups all over the world have been formed to safeguard and protect the rights of the marginalized groups. One such organization is the Border Angels. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
Border Angels is a nonprofit organization founded by Enrique Morones in 1986. The headquarters of this organization is in San-Diego. Just like their name suggests, Border Angels is a group that cares for the border immigrants.
The operations of the organization are simple and involve engaging in community education and sensitization programs on immigrants’ rights. In addition to this, the organization, through its volunteers is also involved in the transportation of water and other essential supplies through the desert to the US-Mexico border to immigrants. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook
The nonprofit organization also caters for the social and educational needs of the immigrants. Boarder Angles have donated food, toys, books, clothing, and temporary shelters for the border immigrants.
On several occasions, the Boarder Angles have also been of help in providing safe passages of immigrants into the US, for instance, they provided counterpoints to the migrants who were trying to pass through to California and were being prevented by anti-immigrant protesters.
In order to successfully carry out their operations, the Border Angles require funding. One organization that has supported this nonprofit organization has been the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
About The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is one of the civil activism groups founded to support the human rights of immigrants in Arizona. The organization was established by media journalists Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey after their unconstitutional and unlawful arrest by the then Maricopa County Sherriff, Joe Arpaio.
The court ruled out in favor of the two journalists that Sherriff Arpaio had violated his powers and also the First Amendment right. The court ordered the county to compensate Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey to a tune of 3.7 million US dollars which helped set up the fund.
In addition to funding civil group that champion for the civil and human rights of marginalized communities, the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is also a huge supporter and advocate for the freedom of speech and participation in civil duties around the Arizona region.
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