In commemoration of the 64th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year, the US Human Rights Network is highlighting 64 member and partner organizations as a way to raise awareness about the domestic human rights movement.
This week, we feature seven organizations defending immigrant, migrant, border, refugee, and asylum seekers' rights: Border Action Network, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Asian Law Caucus, Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, Indigenous Alliance without Borders/Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras. Despite the various attacks on immigrant communities, these communities are resisting and asserting their rights, dignity, and humanity.
Help us spread the word about what these organizations are doing to promote human rights.
Our work is among the most disenfranchised populations – those whose national identities have been stripped away, who are widely criminalized, who have been denied an equal voice and democratic participation in the countries where they live and work, who often face multiple oppressions, including racialized discrimination and violence. We have found that “human rights” is not the “lowest common denominator” that unites us; rather it is the highest, embracing the values and protections that are central to all of us without discrimination or denial. – National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
BAJI’s analysis emphasizes the impact of racism and economic globalization on African American and immigrant communities as a basis for forging alliances across these communities. The immigrant rights movement and the civil rights movement must come together to forge a new human rights movement in the U.S. - Gerald Lenoir, Black Alliance for Just Immigration