The rights of immigrants has always been a major part of the work of the human rights community across the planet as the free movement of people around the world has become a major issue for those concerned about protecting the rights of people in many different nations.
On a global level the work of groups like the Open Society Foundations has become a major part of the work of a network of charitable groups spanning more than 100 countries; philanthropist George Soros has backed the Open Society Foundations with a level of donations that has reached more than $12 billion since the foundation was created in 1984.
Local human rights groups can also play an important role in shaping immigration policy across individual regions and on a national level, as has been shown by the success of the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund based in the U.S. state of Arizona.
The Frontera Fund was established following the illegal detention of journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona, following a multi million dollar settlement for their arrest that came after a dispute over the journalists revealing the nature of a Grand Jury investigation into the actions of the Sheriff.
U.S. policy on immigration has always been a major part of the work of the Frontera Fund, which has sought to raise awareness of policies including extreme vetting it sees as unfair towards innocent people.
The work of the Frontera Fund is based in Arizona as a number of different groups are provided with funding from the group established by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin that allows organization like the American Civil Liberties Group of Arizona to complete high levels of good work in the state.
Many major human rights groups have looked to focus their work on a single aspect of the abuses taking place around the world, but for the Open Society Foundations the need to make sure each and every aspect of human rights are protected is a major source of the success achieved by the group.
Much like the Frontera Fund the Open Society Foundations works by completing its own programs and backs a number of other charitable groups who have already become established fighters for the human rights of millions. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-larkin-8a2a4213a
The Open Society Foundations has recently been focusing a large amount of its work on the refugee crisis facing the European Union and the world as a whole because of the Syrian Civil War; the work of the group has seen new ideas floated for handling the problems facing refugees who often struggle to make their way across Europe with easeto start a new life.