Border Angels and the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund

Border Angels is a non-profit organization that advocates for social justice, human rights and immigration reforms. The non-profit mainly focuses its operations on the America-Mexico border and aims at saving the lives of immigrants.

About Border Angels

Border Angels was founded in 1986 by Enrique Morones who serves as the director and founder of the non-profit. Board Angels has over 1000 volunteers who aim help save lives on the Mexico/ United States border as well as raise awareness in the communities.

Border Angels serves the immigrant population in San Diego County by engaging in awareness, educational and migrant outreach programs. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikepida

For example,every Tuesday, the organization holds a Day Laborer outreach program and a legal assistance program free of charge in their office. Border Angels also offers education programs through community awareness and internships to ensure that volunteers focus on the issues of undocumented migrants and border issues.

The group focuses on humanitarian efforts to save lives by depositing water bottles at remote locations in the mountain and desert. These areas are along the US-Mexico border where migrants mainly travel on foot.

Over the years, approximately 10,000 immigrants have lost their lives due to lack of water and food and extreme weather conditions. During the Summer and Spring months, water is crucial, therefore volunteers are permanently stationed at the rescue centers along the US Mexico border region. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund

On the other hand, during the Winter and Fall months, the group establishes life-saving stations throughout the mountain areas of San Diego. Water, food and clothing are stored in winter bins to help reduce the negative health status arising from exposure to freezing temperatures.

About Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund was founded by two journalists, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey in a bid to support and fund migrant and human rights organizations in Arizona, Texas.

As co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media, they received a 3.75 million dollar settlement that resulted from being arrested in 2007 by Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff. The two journalists were arrested in the middle of the night for allegedly revealing the existence of grand jury proceedings.

The main goal of Border Angels and the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is to offer funds and support to other groups and organizations that are in alignment with their vision and mission statement.

The two organizations have assisted millions of people via education and awareness programs throughout the US-Mexican border.

Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jim-larkin-2#/entity