Migrant Rights

The Rights

The rights of many a migrant and citizen are now violated in more countries than ever before, and we must thank Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin for their continued fight against such immoralities and injustice big and small. It’s all thanks to their Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Frontera Fund and to others like them. Without such noble causes, perhaps such violations would be far worse than they are now.

We in the U.S. have often had the temptation to poke fun at our local migrants, be they from Mexico, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, China or anywhere else, and this should not be so, for we do not fully grasp the many struggles and sacrifices that they have come across – just to get here and keep a roof over their heads, not to mention a piece of bread in their stomachs.

We will never fully fathom the depth of their untold stories, at least not while many are mocking their accents, criticizing them and judging them altogether; how would you feel if you were in their shoes for a change? Would you not wish for God to have the same amount of mercy on them that he has had on you?

For those who love, understand and support migrant rights everywhere, we applaud you. The Frontera Fund sides with people like you in turn and wishes to share its vision with you and with your partners as well. The more that join the fight, the more that those wonderful rights are protected – for all. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/

For who knows when we in the U.S. may come to face a similar situation to the one that many communist countries now face? Perhaps we, then, will be the ones in need of a helping hand; God forbid that this should ever happen, but we must always be realistic and prepared nonetheless.

True preparation, then, begins by looking out for the needs of our migrants while offering a helpful hand up and not a blow of ridicule or contempt. We may, in fact, be the ones in desperate need of their help one day; would we not wish that we had been kinder when that day comes? Just think about it; isn’t it interesting? Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

While migrants do not usually face the same degree of social, financial and religious persecution within the new country, they still must jump through a number of other obstacles that now face them in this new walk of life, ones that were not a problem to them before: These may include obtaining citizenship or avoiding legal paperwork detection and other similar issues, learning a new language, getting a job, landing a home, getting a car, blending in with the neighbors, making new relationships and so much more.

Remember this the next time you come across a migrant or foreigner, and you may perhaps be quite thankful for your present living conditions. Perhaps you will always extend a warm hand of welcome; perhaps you will appreciate your own country as well.

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