Observing Immigrant Rights with Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Human, civil and immigrants’ rights are rights that are commonly abused by many individuals. It is a global problem. With more than 200 million people living as immigrants, immigrants’ right continues to be ignored. Immigrants in all over the world continue to suffer even public humiliation. Humanitarian continue to be formed in an attempt to curb this issue. Some of the philanthropic groups that have helped make the difference include;

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the founders of the Frontera Fund. They are also the cofounders of ‘’The New Times”. Lacey and Larkin have used most of their times in their career fighting for their rights.

The Frontera Fund supports the philanthropic group around Arizona that share a common interest with them. This is to ensure that the human, civil and immigrants’ rights are observed. Their current project is to help the DACA foundation from being closed down. This is after the Texas Attorney General accused the firm of not having the required legal documents.

The Frontera Fund was formed by the funds that the two journalists acquired as compensation in the sheriff’s case.

Lacey and Larkin published the evil deeds of the sheriff on the headlines of the newspaper. Being a respected member of the society, he became outraged. He responded by having the two arrested. He took them to an unknown location.

On learning of their arrest, the civilians demonstrated demanding for their release. Following this Protestants, they were released in less than 24 hours.

In court, they were declared innocent and received a compensation of $3.75 million. They used the money to begin the organization. Arizona immigrants were the first beneficiaries. Over the years, the immigrants have had a chance to enjoy their rights and improve their lifestyles.

The DACA Foundation

The DACA foundation was formed to prevent the deportation of immigrants who have technically been living in the US for most of their lives.

The Foundation gives the members an extension of two years after their deportation date. This gives them a chance to complete their education or gathers the required documentation to remain in the country. This varies from one member to another. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

The foundation currently has 800000 members. The beneficiaries of DACA are assets to the society. This is because after they become the required legal documentation, they use their salary to pay for car and house mortgages. This is revenue to the government.

The member who complete education become intellectual property to the government. This is why they deserve better than deportation.

Final Verdict

Philanthropic groups have been in existence since time immemorial. They are there to balance the state of society. They have helped improve lives in many communities. The abuse of immigrant rights is becoming a global problem as a result of numerous migrations.

DACA foundation and the Frontera Fund are examples of groups that have helped make the life of immigrants different. This is by making sure all their rights are observed. Making the world a happy world.

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Lacey and Larkin Continues Working in Journalism


The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was started as a response to the tragedies that Joe Arpaio left in his wake over the 25 years of holding the badge of Sheriff of the Maricopa County, Arizona. Micheal Lacey and Jim Larkin, journalists for decades, started the Frontera Fund after they sued the whole Maricopa County and bringing down Arpaio’s reign.

Micheal Lacey and Jim Larkin started their career in journalism as an effort to protect and uphold the Forst Amendment rights of people, their fellow university students in particular. They started their career back in university as a response to the institution silencing the news about crime on campus and keeping students in the dark. The newspaper they worked on later morphed into the Village Voice Media.

Up to date, the journalists and founders of the Frontera Fund are working on their news site Front Page Confidential. The site launched a couple of years ago, and it is currently the main news source that the two journalists are focusing on.

Their Frontera Fund is also hard at work to empower organizations in Arizona to continue and expand their operations and help more immigrants, minorities, refugees, and other groups that large institutions mostly pass by in the United States of America.

One of the strongest efforts of the Frontera Fund was helping DREAMers save their lives in the U. S. before the current president shut it down entirely and left more than 100 000 people without homes, jobs, and their families in the United States. While the organization is gone now, the Frontera Fund continues to battle against discrimination and harassment of immigrants and refugees, as well as other minority groups.

Frontera Fund works across the state of Arizona and supporters more than a dozen groups and organizations working non-profit to protect and help people.



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