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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