The Trump administration has been on a screeching rail-car out of control threatening to take the entire nation with it to a fiery explosion of hatred and racism. Trump’s inflammatory speech about immigrants and minorities has threatened to derail our great nation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
He has rescinded policies put in place by the previous administrations that have served to foster amiable relations with countries overseas. The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund has documented these atrocities and listed them among the worst in American history.
The worst act by Donald Trump was his dismantling of the DACA Act in September. This move put the lives of 800,000 immigrants into a spiral. While many have already lost their protected status and working benefits, these families could potentially be deported once the program fully ends in March 2018.
Trump has made it no secret that his priority is to deport undocumented immigrants. Since his inauguration, inland arrests of illegal aliens have gone up 40 percent.
Remember that wall he promised to build? The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund website reports that only eight demonstration pieces have been erected. They’re standing scattered and lonely in the San Diego desert. There are currently no public plans for the project’s completion. On top of building an imaginary wall, Trump placed a travel ban on all Muslims from seven different countries. The ban went through 3 revisions before the Supreme Court allowed it to pass and they are still debating its legality. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
Trump has targeted his immigration policy towards all immigrants indiscriminately. His dragnet has affected the lives of children, non-criminals, and DREAMers alike. In order to support his penchant for targeting innocent members of society, Trump has appointed anti-immigrant extremists to his top positions in Washington. They assist him in drafting and passing racist bills.
There are cities in the United States that will bar government employees from asking immigrants about their status. They will also not accept any ICE detainees unless the person committed a serious crime.
These are called sanctuary cities and Trump has threatened to cut as much as $4 billion from the national budget if these cities continue to protect immigrants.
In Arizona, a racist bigot by the name Joe Arpaio was found guilty of contempt of a federal court for racially profiling Latinos. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin spoke out against the presidential pardon Trump awarded the man, but Trump allowed him to go.
Lacey and Larkin are fighting daily to restore our nation to the peaceful place it once was. Help out by checking out the Frontera Fund.
There are many people in the world that have restricted freedoms, and many of them are subjected to incredibly harsh conditions. In fact, there are some countries where people have so few rights that the people don’t even know much of anything about the outside world. Activists are working to help spread fundamental human rights to all areas of the world. Human Rights Foundation is one such organization of activists. Human Rights Foundation is among the largest and most successful of organizations with the goal of promoting human rights. Thor Halvorssen got Human Rights Foundation off the ground in 2005. His strategies and motivation for preventing human rights violations worldwide has been astonishing. The organization has gone on to help large numbers of people in different countries of the world.
Thor Halvorssen spent his years growing up in Venezuela. Venezuela has a very shaky human rights record, and it has been seen by many people as South America’s least democratic country. Unfortunately, Thor Halvorssen knows firsthand that there is a lot of injustice in Venezuela. There is significant activity of drug cartels within Venezuela, and Thor Halvorssen’s father was working to bring them down, in his job as a police investigator. However, the system turned against him, due to corruption. In fact, he ended up in jail. Corrupt individuals did this, in order to keep him from uncovering information on drug cartels in the country.
Hugo Chavez was been seen by many people as powered crazed and a poor political leader. Thor Halvorssen’s mother protested his presidency. At the protest, which was completely peaceful, she was shot by a Chavez supporter. Luckily, she did not die of her injuries.
Thor Halvorssen built Human Rights Foundation from the very start. The organization was started in 2005, and it has been doing important work ever since. Human Rights Foundation doesn’t work on behalf of any political organizations. Many human rights organizations have political ties that may alter the causes that they get involved in. However, Human Rights Foundation’s lack of political ties makes it possible for them to be involved in a wider variety of causes.
The organization also goes to great lengths to reach difficult to reach oppressed people. For instance, they have helped to spread information to North Korean citizens. They have even hired computer experts to help North Korean citizens have access to the internet, without government censorship. Check out his Facebook to stay up-to-date with news and events.
Human Rights Foundation HRF is no stranger to world news organizations like the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Economists, CNN, BBC and Al Jazeera. That’s because HFR advocates for Journalists rights around the globe; fights for their right and freedom to go wherever and to report and disseminate their stories to the world, and HFR fights for them when they are obstructed in doing so, which includes fighting for their release when jailed. Such is the case of Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid Attitallah, who has been held in prison for nearly four years; restricted for a time to solitary confinement, and denied medicines. According to the United Nations office of the High Commissioner, Mr. Zeid, aka Shawkan was arrested while covering a story on the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, in 2013. His first trial, may come up in late March, it had been scheduled previously on February 5th. Mr. Zeid, among other things, was charged with “committing acts of terrorism” and “harming national unity,” according to the UN’s High Commissioners Office.
Meantime HFR has partnered with American University’s Law School and filed a complaint/petition to the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, as well as the Impact Litigation Project at AU’s Washington College of Law; to take action. “We ask the Working Group to determine Mr. Zeid’s detention to be arbitrary and call on the Egyptian regime to immediately release him, said HRF President Thor Halvorssen. Halvorssen, who founded the Human Rights Foundation, began his human rights advocacy journey, in 1989, in London, as an organizer against South Africa’s Apartheid regime. It’s important to note, as well that Halvorssen’ s father, an ambassador was falsely arrested, imprisoned and tortured in a Venezuelan jail, in 1993. She was among the wounded; one person died . . . So, Thor Halvorssen and HFR are keenly aware of the importance and profoundly invested in human rights for all.