Human rights protection in the United States has been a topic that evokes varied opinions from the people. The country has had a long history dealing with issues related to this topic. The main issue which has made such a big and evocative issue in the country is immigration. Immigration in the United States has been the cause of many violations of human rights cases. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: https://about.me/michael-lacey and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
People of certain color have not yet accepted those who are migrating into the country. Some natives see immigration as a way through which the outside world is taking over their country. Human rights violations are as of today an issue that the country has not been able to address.
Under the leadership of president Trump, the matter is even drawing more attention. President Trump is seen as the mouthpiece of those who have always wanted to discriminate the immigrants. It is no secret that Trump is a racist. He has been caught in ta act condemning the issue of immigration to the country.
During his campaigns in 2016, one of the things he said was that he would build a wall that would separate the United States and southern country of Mexico to stop immigration of Latinos into the United States. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
Although this has not yet happened even after being in leadership for more than a year now, it was a clear indication of a person who wants to go beyond limits to push for human segregation. Trump does not believe that there is need for all people to be allowed to integrate.
The leadership of president Trump will be a test on how human rights can be respected in the country. Trump has shown all indications that he not ready to accept immigration in the country. Last year he left no one in doubt about his resolve on the issue after he pardoned rogue officer Joe Arpaio Arpaio who was the sheriff of Maricopa County.
He was one of the people who will go down in history as one who committed crimes against humanity and went scot free. Joe Arpaio is accused of torturing hundreds of immigrants who were moving into the United States. He made sure that they never had a chance to live in the country.
Joe Arpaio was rogue. He used inhumane strategies to deal with the immigration. He would capture immigrants and put them in jails which he had created. These are jails which did not even have the requisite human needs. Anyone who was taken to these jails suffered a lot since there was no way they could get out apart from through deportation. Many people lost their lives while many others were tortured.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are some of the people who had first-hand experience dealing with Arpaio. They had been arrested by the sheriff because they had highlighted some of his rogue activities in their media known as Phoenix New Times. Lacey and Larkin have been human rights activists for the last four decades. This is a matter they consider important, and they are now worried about the state of human rights protection under the current leadership.