Jim Larkin and Micheal Lacey have become two of the most impressive defenders of the rights of immigrants at the U.S. Mexican border in the wake of the ongoing politically based crackdown of illegal immigrants by ICE officers through the Frontera Fund they established in the state of Arizona.
The Frontera Fund has become important as a financial support to many different groups, such as the No More Deaths foundation that was developed as a ministry through the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tuscon; the group is based on a multi faith approach to the issue of immigration reform and the large number of deaths seen in the Arizona desert of migrants attempting to enter the U.S. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund has become a major part of the lives of undocumented and documented immigrants across the state of Arizona and beyond through both the financial donations made to migrant groups and the growing number of causes the charitable organization is backing.
Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and were not responsible for their illegal stay in the United States are the subject of much of the work of the Frontera Fund; the group is looking for new ways of helping more dreamers make their way to public universities in Arizona.
Members of the Frontera Fund have been looking to raise awareness of the fact so-called dreamers have the right to register for public educational institutions in Arizona and not see reprisals by immigration officials.
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund is the brainchild of the journalists and technology innovators Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey who were awarded a financial settlement after being illegally detained y an Arizona sheriff being investigated by the reporters. After their imprisonment by Sheriff Joe Arpaio was discovered after a Grand Jury investigation was revealed in their reporting the two journalists were awarded more than $3 million in compensation, which they used to create the Frontera Fund.
In 2017, the Frontera Fund has been fighting to protect the rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens the fund believes are being stripped of their rights under the new legislation introduced by President Donald Trump and his Republican Administration. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/
The Frontera Fund has been reporting on the changes being made to immigration rules across the U.S., which the group believes should include question s being asked of how the proposed border wall on the Mexican border will affect wildlife and conservation efforts across the southwest of the U.S.