The American Civil Liberties Union, a immigrant and human rights organization based in California, has recently been discussed by several major news outlets for the organization’s involvement in civil court cases in the state. A spokesperson for the organization stated that ACLU seeks to provide legal consultation and representation to disenfranchised members of American society.
To date, ACLU has accepted more than 1000 court cases involving civil and human rights violations. The organizations expects to help hundreds of immigrant families before the close of the current year through intercessory litigation, effective grass roots organization, local engagement, and federal and state lobbying.
Through an intricate system of legal, political, and social activism, the American Civil Liberties Union is working to ensure that underrepresented portions of the American population are able to shift policies in their favor. Because this organization was developed in 1920 and has been defending individual liberties and American freedoms for nearly a century, it has become widely regarded in the minds of many citizens of the country.
While ACLU’s protection of some rights that directly oppose the American constitution is unsettling to many of the organization’s constituents, their support of famed civil rights cases often shield them from review. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
According to the American Civil Liberties Union’s weekly blog, the organization has increased efforts to influence the American political system since the election of a United States President with whom the organization disagrees on immigration policy and boarder control. As a result of the election of Donald J. Trump to the highest office in the land, the ACLU has nearly doubled the amount of civil court cases that they generally process within a year.
By increasing the number of civil, migrant, and human rights cases they accept and donating large sums to left leaning political lobbying groups, the ACLU hopes to push legislation that benefits both legal and undocumented immigrants in the United States.
Like the leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also work diligently to ensure that the rights of migrants are practically protected in the United States. Larkin and Lacey became famous in the immigrant rights industry after the men were unfairly targeted for their journalistic pursuits and political stances by the anti-immigrant Sheriff of Arizona at the time.
After being held illegally by the Arizona police department, Larkin and Lacey filed a law suit against the entire department for illegal practices and violations of civil liberties. Following the three year court process, Larkin and Lacey were awarded nearly 4 million dollars.
Instead of squandering the large sum of money on themselves, Larkin and Lacey decided to invest the money from the law suit into a new journalistic pursuit. The businessmen founded an online publication that focuses on cases of human rights violations in the United States.
Like the American Civil Liberties Union, The Village Voice makes an effort to shift political power and advocacy to underrepresented groups of Americans. To date, the publication has reached well over 1 million readers.
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