Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: Introducing the Frontera Fund

People are fleeing their homelands and becoming refugees in the process as wars break out and poverty creeps in around the world. At any given time, millions of people every day are estimated to be experiencing violence and abuse, and these victims of human rights abuses are being held captive by human traffickers, drug traffickers, rapists and other criminals.

Being oppressed and abused day and night, these people do not have any other choice but to accept their fate in the hands of these lawless people, just to survive for another day, as their human rights are continuously violated. Some brave hearts who managed to fight back and escape their captors have been trying to look for a better life overseas, but then they often end up being illegal immigrants. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

One fine example of this scenario is the current migrant crisis that is sweeping all over Europe, as well as the drug war all over Latin America. People from war torn Middle Eastern nations and impoverished African countries have been crossing the Mediterranean and Turkey just to get to the continent, and in the American continent, people from Spanish speaking nations who have been in extreme poverty for years have been walking towards the United States border to seek refuge.

The European and the American governments have been deporting them back to their dangerous home land, sometimes ending up being executed by their autocratic state or be killed by weapons of war. These people just wanted to start up a new life away from their conflict stricken areas, but still being looked down by the countries they thought would have cared for them.

This is what Michael and Jim wanted to end – the maltreatment of immigrants who have come to seek refuge to another country. The duo have been the face of volunteerism for some time now, as they try to help out immigrants coming from Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and the rest of South America to get through the United States and start their life anew.

Before being dragged into the spot light, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been very busy with their own newspaper, which was named Phoenix New Times, as well as their philanthropic drive. This newspaper company was established by the two, along with their classmates back in 1970. The two have been very vocal about their point of view and what they believe the government should do.

Everything is running smoothly with the two but one of the greatest tribulations that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have to face just came back from somewhere. They were arrested recently because of suspected conspiracy with a third party website host, where in they printed a classified information, and for publishing the address of the Maricopa County Sheriff.

The judges found out that the lawsuit by Maricopa county filed to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin break their rights, and then the two filed a counter lawsuit for detaining them and won. The claims that they managed to get is around $375 million, as they stated that the judges are too racist to for non-Arabs. These proceeds went directly to Lacey & Larkin Fund, and people who seek help with the newly created business flocked the horseman.

Learn more about Jim Larkin:

http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/