Human Rights’ Organizations’ stance on migrant rights

The leading migrant rights organizations like Amnesty International USA and many other refugee groups have demanded the United States government to protect the rights and lives of immigrants during the Hurricane Harvey.

These organizations have issued a letter to the Department of Homeland Security during the last week of August this year.

This letter addressed the concerns and worries regarding the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the lives of the people who are seeking refuge and shelter to protect themselves and their families in this calamity. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Michael Lacey | Twitter

The letter also raised the concern that the agency is adding a lot of pain to already disturbed people by taking legal actions against them. The agency is violating the human rights, and that is not acceptable in any way.

The letter was also addressed to the Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement along with the Department of Homeland Security.

The letter also stated that many of the undocumented and unregistered Texans are forbade to take any safety measures to protect their lives and their loved ones because of the threats by enforcement bodies.

They are reluctant to take shelters in the safety homes provided by the government. More than fifty-two mothers along with their children were stuck in a bus station located in San Antonio.

They had no place to move, nor nay place to find refuge. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

The Amnesty International USA and other refugee groups have been keeping a close eye on the current situation of USA after the Harvey Hurricane. They have also shown concerns regarding the violation of human rights. They have also noticed the response of the government and trying to ensure justice for the immigrants.

Amnesty International is one of the many international networks that have been working world wide to protect the human, civil and migrant rights.

There are several other similar groups that have been working on the issues of migrants and raising their voices through campaigning, fund raising, legal protection, life support, healthcare assistance and many others.

Among these organizations, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Immigrant Defense Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee, The International Refugee Assistance Project, National Immigration Law Center are the famous names.

Even non-profit groups founded by the individuals are also raising their voices against injustice with migrants. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is an example of one such organization established to protect the rights of migrants in Arizona.

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ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 by those seeking to protect the constitutional rights of Americans. The organization was founded during a time when a wide range of civil rights abuses were going on in the United States.

People were getting locked up for distributing anti-war literature. The right of free speech was being impeded upon by and not being protected. Women were still behind in rights. Racial minorities were being discriminated against.

When the ACLU was first founded, it consisted of a bunch of civil libertarians whose number could only fill up a room. Today, there are about a million members, and the ACLU spans throughout the United States of America. There are affiliate offices in every state in America.

They file cases in the federal and state governments. The only other organization that appears before the Supreme Court more than the ACLU is the Department of Justice.

The ACLU has defended various individuals and organizations with more unpopular or politically incorrect views. Prime examples of this include organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan and Nation of Islam. The ACLU may not agree with the views of all of it’s clients, though they defend people with controversial views in order to uphold the idea that they are fighting for people’s constitutional rights. That believe that nobody’s constitutional rights should be impeded upon.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

In October of 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin went through a heart-pounding experience. They were stolen from their homes by people who came out of vans with Mexican license plates and tinted out windows.

Soon, Larkin and Lacey found out that they were being carted off to two separated jails. They were being wrongly arrested, and the local government was not going through the correct procedures to jail them.

There were no real legal grounds to jail them. After a number of hours, Lacey and Larkin left jail, and soon pursued a legal battled that would be resolved in 2013 with a lofty settlement $3.7 million being given to them by Maricopa County.

The reason why they were being arrested was because they had exposed the corruption and discrimination of the local government by writing about it in their publication, The Phoenix New Times.

The local government was irritated by what they wrote, so Larkin and Lacey were given subpoenas to give personal information about every single reader, writer and editor of the publication.

The subpoena even requested that the search histories and IP addresses of the publication’s readers be given, as well, which seemed to be suspiciously invasive. Larkin and Lacey published information about this, and were immediately arrested.

Putting their settlement money to a good cause, Larking and Lacey established the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund is located in Arizona, and focuses on issues that especially affect people there.

A focus is put on immigrants and Hispanics; which makes sense because much of Arizona’s population is Hispanic and the state is located at the border, where immigrants cross over.

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James Larkin: Historical Figure

James Larkin may have had the luck of the Irish. Indeed, Larkin was an Irish activist and labor leader. He started the labor organization known as the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union.

The ITGWU became the largest labor union in the region. But where did it all start? Perhaps it began on January 21, 1876, in Liverpool, England. For it was there that James Larkin was born.

Liverpool

He grew up there in the slums. He did not get much of an education. Instead, he worked a number of different jobs to supplement his family’s income.

As the years went by he moved up in the working ranks. He took the position of foreman at the Liverpool docks. Politically, he became interested in socialism. He believed that workers were generally not treated fairly by those who employed them.

Marriage

Larkin was not all work and no play though. He met a woman named Elizabeth Brown and married her in 1903. They would eventually have four sons.

NUDL

Larkin signed on with the NUDL (National Union of Dock Labourers). Two years after his marriage, in 1905, he would take the full-time position of trade union organizer. The labor organization reportedly often became concerned about his supposedly militant methods of striking. Two years later this resulted in his being transferred to Dublin, Ireland.

Dublin

It was in Dublin that Larkin launched the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union. It was his dream to bring together all the skilled and unskilled industrial laborers in the country. He would next go on to create the Irish Labour Party. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia

Larkin led several strikes with the ILP. The most famous of these was the Dublin Lockout of 1913. He led over 100,000 workers on a strike that went on for approximately eight months and garnered the workers fair employment.

WWI

The ITGWU soon disbanded following the success of the lockout. Immediately following the start of World War I, Larkin held a huge anti-war protest. In addition to the initial demonstration, he went to the U.S. in 1914 to solicit money to battle the British.

Busted

Larkin was arrested and convicted of both criminal anarchy and communism in 1920. He received a pardon and then deported back to Ireland in 1923. He founded the WUI (Workers’ Union of Ireland) and in 1924 was officially recognized by Communist International. Larkin worked well into the 1940s. On January 30, 1947, he died in Dublin, Ireland.

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Financial Expert Glen Wakeman

Glen Wakeman is the Co-Founder and CEO of a Software as a service company called LaunchPad Holdings LLC. The company started in 2015 and has been fairly successful thanks to Wakeman’s two decades of experience in the management field, not to mention everything he has learned from being a Public Company CEO, Investor, Financial Service Executive, Small Business Owner, Board Member and Executive Mentor. He started earning his experience from the University of Scranton, where he attained his Bachelors in Finance and Economics in 1981. Wakeman continued his education at the University of Chicago and in 1993 he earned his MBA in Finance. Not long after graduating from the University of Chicago he began working for GE Capital. Wakeman held a handful of positions dealing with business development before moving to work for the Doral Financial Corporation. Here he climbed the latter to become the President and CEO of the Company. (Doral Financial Corporation Names Glen Wakeman President)

 

Glen Wakeman has been recognized time and again because of his numerous successes in the financial field. At GE Capital and Nova Four he was given the title Growth Leadership Role Model, due to the amount he expanded both the companies, by their prospective Board of Directors. In total, Wakeman has been able to increase the assets and staff members where he has worked by $15 billion and 17 thousand respectively. He did this by being a guiding hand in the company’s plans for new market entries, start-ups, divestitures and M&As, making exponential growth a priority. For each one of these factors Wakeman uses a five-point plan which includes risk management, execution, human capital, governance and most importantly leadership.

 

When he is not working, Glen Wakeman spends his time investing his own money and writing. Being a writer has opened many doors for him and he finds in enjoyable to share the knowledge he has obtained through the media of blog posts. Wakeman focuses on helping others with his writing, sticking to the topics of finance, emerging markets, administration, financial strategies, management and international fiscal matters. Occasionally, he will meet groups of people and give a speech about one of these topics. He currently mentors for Sitter Bees and Dreamfunded who both deal with C-level executives.

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