Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s And Other Migrant Groups’ Advocacy

With current policies stating that residencies of people who come from predominant Muslim countries will get a ban order in the US, the government has put civil rights of migrant workers into question. Many sympathetic people have formed groups to help these migrant workers that authorities have stepped upon with policies that may conflict with the constitution. Even with a green card, these workers will find it hard to get protection as refugees in the country. This gives civil rights and migrant workers groups even a greater purpose. Here are some of those civil rights protection groups that make sure that the government has put no human right to the side.


American Civil Liberties Union

Right now ACLU is receiving a lot of support in the form of online donations from countries all over the world. In fact, according to a report by USA today, ACLU got $350,000 of donations this year, and in just a few days, the group has raised around $25 million, which was more than the total amount of support they got in 2016.

ACLU wants to offer legal help to those refugees whose rights the state may have dampened with its current policies. There are now attorneys from ACLU who offer an abundance of pro bono help to those who are in need , including those that the authorities have detained at airports. The lawyers at ACLU can now release many immigrants detained without due cause.



Alliance for Just Immigration

Another passionate group advocating protection of African American people from the illegal actions of the authorities is the Alliance for Just Immigration. It is an alliance that helps all the different black immigrant communities to not only organize themselves, but also to get educated with their rights. The group aims to educate and engage the African American and black groups living in the nation to help each other and report illegal detentions committed to them and their loved ones. Racial issues also get main priority in the advocacy of this group as it seeks to push for social and economic justice for every citizen regardless of race.



Council on American-Islamic Relations

Being one of the largest civil rights group today, Council on American-Islamic Relations is an organization that advocates a large-scale support for discriminated Muslims. The group is fighting for protecting muslims who have experienced attacks on their human rights. The national organization has put up a donation button on their web page and they encourage everyone to show their support by visiting their website.




This organization finds all the ways to protect the rights of Muslim communities and give them representation in areas where the government offiicals have diminished their civil liberties.



Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, this organization rose from the journalists’ passion to provide help for those who may have experienced what they did. These two journalists are also co-founders of Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, and are now dedicating a lot of their time to settle the migrant issues confronting the nation.


The group got to start this advocacy after claiming a 3 million dollar settlement from a landmark case involving the illegal detention of a county officer of the two journalists in the middle of the night. With the fund earned, Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is now able to support groups that advocate for migrant and human right, including the protection of their freedom to organize groups and participate in protests, especially in the Arizona area.