Larkin & Lacey

Various organizations and groups that play a significant role in advocating for human civil and migrant rights. Within this collective is the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU was founded during Attorney General Mitchell Palmer’s tenure. Palmer initiated the creation of laws that sought to detain immigrants on the grounds of subversion and communism. As a result, the ACLU engaged in opposing these laws by defending the rights of immigrants.

This made it the leading human, civil, and immigrant rights advocate in the USA. A mandate of the ACLU is litigating against government legislation designed to discriminate against immigrants. In addition to that, the Union tries to debunk stereotypes that affect immigrants and the basis of discriminatory laws.

To achieve its objectives, the ACLU in 1987 created the Immigrant Rights Project (IRP) tasked with protecting immigrants against federal efforts to deny them citizenship. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin

Government action in denying immigrants full citizenship makes results in segregating immigrants from the rest of society. Past precedence indicates that anytime the state needs to increase its power over the citizenry, it revokes immigrants off citizenship rights.

This is why the IRP focuses on the enforcement and expansion of civil and liberty rights of noncitizens, fights against the public and private discrimination of all immigrants. In addition to that, it debunks the ideological basis of anti immigration legislation.

ACLU’s attorneys based in both New York and California offer legal services to any organization engaged in immigrant rights advocacy within the nation. As such, its program is the largest of all human, civil, and immigrant rights advocacy.

A core part of its activities involves public education and litigation on immigrants rights in the United States. Areas that ACLU’s IRP targets include initiating efforts aimed at a judicial review of immigrant laws, advocacy against mandatory detention, and indiscriminate decrees.

Besides that, it is involved in fighting against overt discrimination of immigrants in all spheres of public and private life. As an affiliate of the ACLU, it supplements efforts geared towards the protection of civil, human, and immigrant rights.

About Larkin & Lacey

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin founded the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund with money awarded to them in a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Frontera’s objective is helping create understanding and awareness amongst US citizens of ongoing discrimination and unjust practices against immigrants. For this reason, the Fund collaborates with various organizations to achieve its goal. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

One of its main collaborators is the Border Angels that work with authorities to help reduce immigrant killings along the US-Mexico border.

Apart from that, both organizations are active in highlighting the need for immigration law reform and immigrant rights. Frontera Fund’s outreach program provides services that link immigrant families. It achieves this through creating platforms and forums for discussing issues related to the plight of immigrants.

Lacey and Larkin also contribute financially to the activities of the Border Angels. With funds from Frontera, the Border Angels help establish watering points, provide clothing, books, food, and toys to immigrants along the immigration route.

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