According to Pew Research center, there were more than 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States in 2016, most of whom originated from Mexico. Read more: Jim Larkin | LinkedIn and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
In most cases, these individuals often find themselves battling with such issues as whether they can access medical help without blowing their identity as well as underpayment and exploitation and exploitation at the workplaces. However, over the years, several humanitarian organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union as well as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund have always come to their aid.
Ideally, these humanitarian groups argue that by their humanity, migrants, too, stand entitled to human rights. The ACLU further stresses that these individuals don’t void their human rights the moment they step across the border. Different unions have, therefore, come up with different safeguards for the migrant rights both nationally and internationally.
Migrant rights safeguarding measures
In the recent past, migrant rights safeguards have changed from mere oversight in the migrant treatment to push for legislative reforms on the national and international level.
For instance, the American Civil Liberty Union has hosted several high profile international human rights activists including those from the United Nations with the aim of enlightening them on the plight of the global migrants.
Earlier in the year, a monumental international delegate’s forum was held in the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva with the immigrant’s issues standing out as the primary agenda. While the meeting only laid the ground for further deliberations on the topic, such strides represent the impact and volume of awareness the immigrant groups had on the subject.
Nonetheless, experts on immigration laws remain hopeful that the countries of the word might settle on the first ever international immigration agreement in 2018.
About the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera fund was set up in 2014 by two Immigrant descendant journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Lakin. Ideally, the fund sponsors the activities of different nonprofit groups that advocate for Hispanic rights in Arizona. Through these civil organizations, the fund helps Mexican immigrants who have for long borne the brunt of racial discrimination and civil rights abuse.
Jim and Michael, set up the fund from proceeds of an illegal detention suit against the Arizona county.
Having witnessed first-hand, the racial profiling and inhuman treatments most Latino Immigrants stand subjected to at the hands of both natives and authorities, the duo came up with the fund to help champion for migrant rights in Arizona and beyond.