Equality at Its Best, Lacey and Frontera Fund
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the founders of a weekly newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona. The village voice media was founded in 1970 as an alternative means of communication. Larkin and Lacey are journalists who in the recent past arrested and jailed.
They were arrested and jailed to suffer the consequences of what they championed in writing and in an advertisement. They were arrested in the year 2007. Larkin and Lacey were alleged to have violated the grand jury secrecy laws. This was by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa country.
The case was dropped by attorney Andrew Thomas. The dropping of the case came with its blessings. Later after the end of the case, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey sued the special prosecutor Dennis Wilenchik, Arpaio and Thomas for their abuse of power and violation of the First Amendment Rights. Read more: Phoenix New Time
The 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in 2012 ruled that there wasn’t a probable cause for the arrest. The special prosecutor Dennis Wilenchik did not consult the grand jury. This was contrary to the claim.
Maricopa Country settled the case later and Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey got compensated. The total amount of compensation was rounding up to $3.75 million. This was the money that was used to establish the Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund was aimed and it does assist the Hispanic community of Phoenix.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey’sFrontera Fund supports groups that advocate for human, civic and migrant rights. It also supports the freedom to speech and civic participations in the whole of Arizona and ‘la líneafronteriza’, the Mexican border.
Several other organizations have teamed up with Frontera Fund to deal with the cases of civic participations, freedom of speech, human rights, civic rights and migrant rights. For instance, Border Angels founded in 1986 by Enrique Morones.
This is a non-profit charitable organ in San-Diego. It majors in migrant rights, the reforms in immigrations, and the prevention of immigrant death alongside the border.
The Border angels do engage in community education and awareness programs. This education and programs guide the migrants on trips to locate water places on their crossing routes. The programs and education also help the migrant to experience the first-hand border-fence and the US-Mexico border policy history. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
Border angels as well touch on San Diego County’s immigration population. This is through legal assistance program and Day Laborer outreach as migrant outreaches. Their meeting is held up on Tuesdays in their office.
Border angels work extra hard to redeem the truth and justice that has been denied in the United States. This comes from the various myths that surround immigration in the United States.
In the American immigration crisis back in the year 2004, Border angels are recorded to have taken an active part. Their part escalated the numbers of children unaccompanied from Central America. These children were seeking entrance from Central America to United State.
In total, Border Angels distributed over 45 tons of donated books, toys, clothing, and food for the migrants. They fought and counterattacked the anti-immigration protesters who were blocking the arrival of migrants for processing in California, Murrieta and Riverside County.