Betsy DeVos: From Grand Rapids, Michigan To The White House

There are few people who can say that they have ascended all the way from Grand Rapids, Michigan up the chain into the White House. However, that is exactly the path that none other than Betsy DeVos has taken in life. Okay, she is not the occupant of the White House, but she does serve in President Trump’s cabinet as the Secretary of Education.


This is the fulfillment of so many hopes and dreams that DeVos has had for a very long time. She has always wanted to be someone who was seen as a reformer of the way that our education system works in America. She has worked on that particular issue her whole life, including during her time in Michigan. However, she now has a bigger opportunity than ever to make a difference.


As the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has largely kept her head down and gotten to work doing the kind of reforming that she has always wanted to do. She allows the President to take up the limelight and the headlines while she continues to get to work moving forward with her plans for more charter schools available to a greater percentage of schoolchildren in the United States than ever before.


The people who know Betsy DeVos on a personal level are sometimes surprised that she took a job in this particular administration. They are surprised because she has such a history of being so nice and polite to them. To have someone like that working for a President who has never honestly been described with the same adjectives is a shock to the system for some people. However, they may be forgetting the fact that she is a political fighter as much as the next person. While she may be kind to your face, she is always working behind the scenes to make sure that her vision is completed.


Some have thought that they could take her for granted in the past, and that has virtually never worked out for any political adversary. You may have any opinion of Mrs. DeVos that you want to as an individual, but there is no disqualifying her as a political fighter through and through. She continues to earn her stripes every single day as someone who will get charter schools up and running in more places than they are available in now. The United States educational system is definitely going to change under her.


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Advocacy Groups Hold Government Accountable for Human Rights With Immigration Reform

At the core of the immigration issue facing America is the definition of what the Country now stands for. Many advocacy groups have taken the actions to do what most people believe the government itself should bear the responsibility.

The self-inflicted wound of immigration reform has affected what the world has longed believed was a purified establishment to the global society and has unfortunately eroded into an infection across all 50 states.

For advocacy groups such as the Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights (ACMR), the decision to stand up to the decency that humans deserve once they reach American soil has been an easy decision. The ACMR has pulled together within the community to add inclusiveness and diversity within Arizona.

The organization has set out to actively change the social and political climate of immigration all across the state. Through proactive measures, the ACMR works to bring awareness to citizens and reach a broader understanding with citizens who may be lacking in the knowledge of how immigration reform affects everyone.

They aim to end anti-immigration by showing Arizonians how collective action towards bringing reasonable reform with human decency can be achieved while also securing the borders to protect their families against any perceived potential dangers within the community.

The Lacey and Larkin Foundation seeks to provide additional resources to migrants within Arizona and the surrounding states. The organization has supported countless immigration advocacy groups since it was founded in 2013.

Lead by founders Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the Lacey and Larkin Foundation provides the most up to date information which is depended upon within the community in order to make key decisions relating to immigration laws and reform efforts that are taking place within the U.S. government.

Following an appeal to the Nineth Circuit Court in 2012, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin won a landmark case which the opinion of one of the judges was described as a “direct assault on the First Amendment.” Both were journalists with the Phoenix News Times at the time and were the subject of retaliatory efforts by then sheriff Joseph Arpaio.

Subsequent to their victory, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have committed their lives to bringing wide ranges of support to the community and holding the government accountable for actions related to immigration reform.

Working with the United Nations as a template for a pattern of migration, the ACMR wants the organization’s efforts to reflect the global community by bringing collective skills and experiences to develop action plans towards justice and preparation of the awareness for immigrants, and the communities they reside.

Through shared analysis and an array of collective resources, the ACMR has partnered with the United Nations to bridge the gap of understanding with migrants and refugees worldwide to advocate for justice and human rights.

Immigration reform is something the Lacey and Larkin Foundation, and the ACMR, see as a necessity in the country; however, the necessity ends at punishment for those who ultimately have human rights as migrants.

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