Protecting Migrant,Civil and Human rights

When it comes to human rights the need to protect them is now more important than ever. The effect of humanitarian crisis taking place around the globe has seen a lot of immigration happening and as this immigrant move to other countries, they automatically become the most vulnerable people in society.

There is a need to protect them and ensure that they are treated with fairness and equality through and through without any form of discrimination. There are various organizations that have taken on this burden fighting for migrants as well as all other civil liberties below we look at them.

Border Action Network

The border action network was formed in 1999 in Arizona it brought together people who had a passion for fighting for immigrants especially those trickling in from Mexico. The Border Action Network has worked with border communities and this immigrant within Arizona.

In their mission, they state that “to ensure that our rights are respected, our human dignity upheld and that our communities are healthy places to live.” They work on a membership-based model where they organize the grassroots communities which help in policy advocacy, leadership development, and litigation. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

There work has been extensive and it is through their efforts that they have been able to help a lot of migrant’s access legal services and avoid detention and deportation when all legal ways have not been exhausted.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has been helping in refugee-related areas for the last seventy years they lead a campaign to welcome to some of the United States most vulnerable newcomers. They are guided by their pledge to always do what is right for humanity and be bold when it comes to implementing their vision and mission across the nation.

These endeavors have not been in vain as they have seen them help some of the most vulnerable refugees who would have otherwise no way to cope with the new environment they find themselves in.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

This is an organization that started out in Maricopa County in the same county as Sheriff Joe Arpaio. In fact, his actions played a role in the establishment of the fund. Due to his disregard for the first amendment right he would make an arbitrary arrest of two journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who he later detained and took to court.

The courts upon taking on the matter concluded that it was based on false allegations and threw it out it is at this juncture that the two sued and in 2012 they won their case and the county settled for over three million dollars.

This money was directed towards the formation of the Frontera fund that would be dedicated to helping migrants overcome the legal hurdles they faced especially those in the Hispanic community.

The fund has been able to partner with various other individuals and organizations to help in whatever way they are able. The impact that has been made by their operations has widely been felt in Arizona and they continue to ensure human rights are respected.

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Transforming American Education through Betsy DeVos Philanthropy

Betsy DeVos demonstrated her reformist worldview at Calvin College while she undertook her vocation by actively participating in Campus Politics and other leadership roles. She has been leading a number of highly influential campaigns, action committees, and party strategies, all spanning thirty years, including a six-year role as chairperson at the Michigan Republic Party.

 

DeVos’ Lead Role in Non-Profit Initiatives

As the Chairperson of the Dick and Betsy Family Foundation, she has pursued wide and far-reaching charitable interests. She doubles up as a member of both local and national boards, including the Mars Hill Bible Church, Kids Hope the USA, Arts Management at Kennedy Center and the Foundation for Excellence.

 

Betsy is the leading advocate of the educational choice mass emancipation. During these movements, she was appointed the Chairperson of the American Federation for Children (AFC) as well as the Alliance for Schools Choice in America.

 

Philanthropic Life

Betsy DeVos has played a great role through her giving and philanthropy. Through the DeVos Foundation, she donated $400,000 to the Loudspeaker Media Inc. and a similar amount to Brown’s non-profit Partnership for Educational Justice.

 

In 2015, Betsy approved $150,000 for the Success Academy Charter Schools and promised future support. In addition to this, the DeVos foundation gave $5,000 to the GREAAT Schools Inc., a non-profit management company for schools in the United States.

 

Supporting Conservative Organizations

As a member of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy, she donated $750,000 to the District of Columbia based think-tank and made initiated a program to roll out an addition of $1 million in the future.

 

The Institute of Justice received $10,000 in the process, recognized as a libertarian law firm that has conducted successful school suits in the country. Intercollegiate Studies Institute benefited with $6,500, in order to continue their college conservative programs.

 

Betsy DeVos Considered Greatest Success

Betsy believes her greatest success in the world of philanthropy is the State of Florida. She initiated a tax-credit scholarship plan, making Florida benefit from the nation’s educational choice. The program saw more enrollments in a number of schools, reaching 50,000 students attending educational institutions of their choice.

 

Through the support of policymakers and the entire public, the program received popular focus as more citizens volunteered to enroll their kid for high-quality and select institutions. She considers Florida as the best case study for what small effort and determination can produce and achieve.

 

With her husband, Betsy gave $100,000 to Alliance for School Choice. The alliance works with the American Federation for Children, where Betsy formerly served as the chairperson. In addition to these charities and donations, she has given her experience to the service in these organizations, previously serving on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. The foundation donated $50,000.

 

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