One of the best achievements is through the establishment of Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund whereby it has been able to help many migrants’ rights; it was founded in the year 2013.
The main aim of the organization which was established by both Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey is to offer financial aid to sets that are devoted to fighting for the rights of Hispanic immigrants who are now situated in Arizona. Through the outstanding reputation that they both built as a journalist they also are in control of the Phoenix New Times and the Voice Media.
In the year 2007 both Lacey and Larkin were unlawfully arrested for masking the light on the immigrants’ right defilements of Joe Arpaio. Furthermore, Joe Arpio worked as the Maricopo County Sheriff whereby the management was doing shady business deals and was corrupt.
Lacey and Larkin were able to receive $3.75 million from Maricopa County in terms of compensation these are due to the imprisonment of both the journalist and it was against their Fifth Amendment rights. Hence they used the money to help and develop charity center that helps the needy in the community.
On the other hand, Frontera Fun is behind the funding of Justice for Immigrants Families (JIF) whereby the establishment was founded by Phoenix Legal Action Network. Through the funding, the organization is able to carry out charity work that has currently helped approximately 325,000 undocumented people.
Through the earning, fewer money immigrants who are living in Arizona cannot be able to afford and access legal services. Most of the immigrants have been deported due to lack of advocate representation in their hearings. Immigrants are grateful due to the support that they are being given with the partnership of JIF and other bono lawyers and can now get their services for cheaper prices hence they are represented fully in their hearings.
The organization has been able to teach people about their rights through orientations, creating workshops and legal consultations. The company has ensured that they link and work together with the community agencies in order for the immigrants to get empowered in various means. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
Furthermore, the Justice for Immigrant Families also makes sure that the immigrants and natives who are located in Arizona have the same chances of attaining social and economic rights.
Also, the benefactor of Frontera Fund since it was founded it has been Promise Arizona (Paz). Paz is an immigrants company that has been doing its charity work from 2010 and the main reason of the reason of the establishment was to object that SB 1070 law.
The law was passed in order to aim the immigrants who are located in Arizona hence they were harassed by the police. These led to activist and Paz to demonstrate and camped for 103 days through having daily prayer in order to stop the SB 1070 law.
The camping led to the law abolished due to the law finding it unconstitutional. Due to the prosecution of Joe Arpio and other people enabled Paz to hold a demonstration in Washington and Arizona.