The Minnesota Immigration Rights Action Committee popularly known as MIRAC recently joined other groups defending for civil and human and immigrant rights to condemn the executive orders by President Trump on immigration and refugee policy. In a statement published on their website, MIRAC considers the executive orders by the President of the United States as being discriminatory against immigrants and refugees who flee their countries to seek asylum in the U.S.
MIRAC states that rather than achieving the intended goals of improving national security, the executive orders undermine the constitutional and moral obligations of the people to protect human rights of refugees, immigrants and ensuring religious freedom.
The executive order on border security and interior immigration enforcement that was signed earlier this year direct the construction of a physical wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The development of this wall was one of the most controversial and compelling selling points that President Trump used during the elections.
MIRAC’s view of these executive orders is that increased militarization of the borders, increasing border patrol agents and building of the walls will not make the country any safer. This will only increase misery and anguish and more deaths along the border for people fleeing political/economic situations that were created by the United States.
MIRAC continues to note that the construction of the border wall is a full testament of Trump’s discrimination against immigrants. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Besides, MIRAC considers it as a total waste of the taxpayer’s money. Despite the propaganda on the media that Mexico would pay for the construction of this wall, the executive order directs the allocation of resources from the Federal kitty to cater for the design and construction.
MIT Technology review approximates that the construction of one thousand miles of the wall would cost $27-$40 billion.
Shortly after the announcement of the executive order, the Mexican President Enrique Nieto canceled his plans to meet the U.S president and reaffirmed his country’s refusal to foot the bill for the construction of the wall. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
MIRAC also strongly opposes the executive order’s mandate to construct more detention centers along the southern border to lock in Central American refugees fleeing from their countries to seek asylum in the U.S. For a long time now, MIRAC has opposed the incarceration of women and children in private immigration incarceration facilities and Pennsylvania and Texas. MIRAC terms it as a violation of the fundamental human rights to freedom and imprisonment.
Data available various public domains show that there is a significant number of people arriving at the southern border from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
MIRAC believes that the building of the wall, incarceration centers and increasing border patrols will not solve the security challenges facing U.S. instead it will exacerbate the already worse condition for people fleeing their countries to seek refuge in the U.S.
Larkin & Lacey support for refugees and immigrants
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is a foundation that promotes human, civil and immigrant rights in Arizona and beyond. The organization was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The two media personalities were arbitrary Maricopa County Sherrif in 2007 for revealing reports touching on the county sheriff.
The duos filed a case in court, and after a long time of court hearings, they were awarded a settlement of $3.75 million. Larking & Lacey founded the Larkin & Lacey Frontera where they support groups championing for human, civil and immigrant rights.