The political divide in America has made immigration a hot button issue among citizens, politicians, and the media. Donald Trump’s stance on immigration has created courage in the heart’s of his supporters, but it has fueled more noble individuals to do something about America’s harsh stance on immigration.
Charities, both new and old, are currently running all over the country, working with immigrants and helping them in achieving a better way of life. There are charitable organizations to help immigrants with their legal fees, their education, and their general migrant rights. Learn more about Larkin and Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://james-larkin.com/recent-news/
One of these charities is The Frontera Fund, operating out of Arizona. This organization is headed by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the former owners of the Phoenix New Times. At their time with this paper, they did Arizona a justice by exposing Joe Arpaio’s illegal and immoral actions.
Joe Arpaio used to be the Sheriff of Maricopa County, using his position to abuse Hispanics and voice his personal opinions on immigration. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were illegally arrested by Arpaio too. This is why they relate to Hispanics, and this is why they have focused The Frontera Fund on benefiting Hispanics.
The Frontera Fund is partnered with many similarly minded organizations. One of these organizations is the Phoenix Immigrant Justice Project. This organization fights for immigrants in regards to the justice system. The non-profit connects people to pro-bono lawyers who can assist them with their case. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Twitter
Can The Border Divide Us? is another charity that worked with The Frontera Fund. This is a series of lectures, panels, and films aimed at Latinos. Can The Border Divide Us has hosted a variety of events in collaboration with The Frontera Fund. Book discussions, history discussions, and movie screenings are just a few of the services offered by this organization.
The American Immigration Council is a Washington, D.C.-based organization that educates the American people on America’s history of immigration and shapes the way they think about future immigration. This nonprofit works to promote humane immigration and policy.
About Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin
Prior to creating The Frontera Fund, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin owned Village Voice Media and dozens of imprints under this name. The Phoenix New Times was one of their most controversial imprints. This was the newspaper that published content about Joe Arpaio.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin met in college and worked on a school newspaper, providing a liberal leaning viewpoint to counteract the school’s official conservative publication. The duo continued their efforts most college, creating Village Voice Media together.