Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund: Seeking for the Dignity of all Minority Groups

Discrimination of the minority groups has been rampant for the last few decades. Yes, great strides have been taken to address the issue of discrimination, but a lot still needs to be done. Various organizations have been created to help fight and increase the dignity of all immigrants and minority groups.

American Immigration Council

The American Immigration Council is a non-profit council that helps to promote policies, attitudes, and laws to honor the immigrant history. The organization has conducted research and analysis that seeks to inform the American people about the history of the Immigrants and its effect on the history and economy of the United States. The American Immigration Council has established programs that will shape the American attitude on the immigrant experience. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

The Council has committed to fighting for fair justice process for all the affected immigrants. The team also uses the immigrant information to connect the businesses with global opportunities.

American Immigrant Council, established in 1987 has strengthened the American History. The Organization treats all persons with respect and dignity, and they fight for all.

The Council has partnered with different organizations including the Phoenix Legal Action Network and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

Phoenix Legal Action Network

The Phoenix Legal Action Network is an organization that has engaged in services that provide attorneys and legal representation and services. The organization has been formed by attorneys who have dedicated their time and energy to protect the immigrants and advance the rights of women and racial minorities.

One of the projects of PLAN is the Justice for Immigrants and Families Projects. The projects have developed new strategies and provide access to legal representation for the immigrants.

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin established the Frontera Fund. In October 2007, the two journalists were arrested, and the events opened doors for many opportunities. Michael and Jim had been following the stories of Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County.

Rumors were circulating in the County about the discrimination experienced by the immigrants especially the Hispanic Community. After their research, Michael and Jim published an article on Joe Arpaio’s activities in the County.

The Sheriff arrested them, and they detained for less than 24 hours. The news of their arrests spread like wild fire, and the people decided to protest which led to Michael and Jim being released. The two journalists sued the County, and they were given a $ 3.75 million settlement.

The two journalists used the money to establish the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The organization was established to protect the immigrants.

Michael and Jim started out their journalism career back when they were at the University. They both dropped out of University and joined the Phoenix New Times. Michael was the Executive Editor of Phoenix New Times while Jim was the head of the advertising department.

The Phoenix New Times purchased the Westwood weekly in 1983 and later 17 papers across the United States.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/