Every year, there are millions of people coming from South America who is trying to cross the border to get into the United States. They are leaving their homelands to work in the United States, which gives them a better chance to provide for their families left behind.
However, in reality, people do not just cross the border and get away with it – most of them are being checked by the border police, especially those who do not carry any documents at all. These undocumented migrants are the most subjected to abuse and violence, and before they are deported, most of the time they are being violated.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two of the most well-known migrants’ rights activists in Phoenix, Arizona. The two has been helping the migrants, especially the undocumented ones, to live and integrate into the American society.
What they are doing has received a lot of criticism, but it also gained an equal number of supports. Every time a new migrant comes into their city, they would check their condition and see how they can help them. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Facebook and Jeremy Goldstein – Twitter
Most of the migrants that they encounter do not have homes and jobs. They are using their privately funded Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund, which currently has $3.75 million.
The money that they have in their private fund has helped thousands of people for decades, and most of those who have survived on the aid that they provide are now residents of the United States, and they are contributing a lot to the American society.
As a form of gratitude, those whom they have helped in the past are trying to give back to their kindness by donating finances to the private fund. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin never expected them to pay the kindness in return, but they are thankful for the assistance that these migrants are providing them.
The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund was established right after the arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in 2007, and it is currently a testament to the resilience of the migrant people. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were held by the men of Joe Arpaio one night in 2007, and they were taken to two separate prisons.
The man once known as the toughest sheriff in America has branded them as thorns in his career and stated that he would do all things to eliminate them from his job.
Ever since Joe Arpaio became the sheriff of the Maricopa County, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would always look into every detail of his life, investigating some of the things that he is involved with. They would publish anything that they find illegal, and it gave Joe Arpaio an inconvenience when having shady and corrupt deals.
When Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were taken to court for the accusations that are not true, the judge found out that the evidence he presented was weak, and released them shortly. As a form of retaliation, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin filed a counter lawsuit and won