The ACLU Immigrants’ Rights project is committed to protecting the human and civil rights of immigrants through litigation, an outreach program, and advocacy.
So far, ACLU carries out the biggest litigation program across the country. ACLU is a non-profit organization that raises funds from the contribution of members and grants from private foundations. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter
ACLU was founded by Roger Baldwin with the aim of ensuring that the Bill of Rights is expanded to reach the people who have historically been denied protection. In its first year of existence, ACLU fought against the deportation and harassment of immigrants. ACLU won the Supreme Court rights for unions’ organization in 1939. ACLU guards liberty working in legislatures and courts to protect individual rights and liberties that are guaranteed by the laws of United States.
The organization fights for equality for the LGBT society, the civil right to abortion, and establishing new privacy protection for people. It takes up some of the toughest civil liberty cases and defends people from abuse by the government.
ACLU has more than two million members who are activists and supporters of the organization that fights tirelessly in a total of fifty states. ACLU has grown over the years with more members joining the movement; it now has supporters across the country. It has affiliate offices in a total of fifty states, and it files cases in federal courts and the Supreme Court. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
It seeks to engage its supporters in discussing pressing civil liberties concerns as they arise emphasizing that the defense of human, civil, and migrants rights cannot be left to the courts only, but rather public and political opinion should also participate actively on the issues.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. Michael and Jim dedicated their settlement money following an arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio to fund organizations that advocate for the rights of migrants in Arizona.
The two received the settlement of $3.75 million after winning the case for illegal arrest against Sheriff Joe at the United States Court of Appeal. The two defended the first amendment rights.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to support all groups that fight for civil, human, migrants’ rights, and civic participation in Arizona. Jim and Michael are concerned with the implementation of equal justice for everyone regardless of their immigration status and are dedicated to challenging laws that deny immigrants the right to access the judicial process.