Migration is a basic part of human existence and it happens for many reasons. Despite this there are those out there who want to stop migration and deny migrants their basic rights. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://james-larkin.com/about/
The recent increase in migration to the United States has stirred up intense feelings in the southwest and led to the rise of a new nativism.
To fight this new nativism Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have created the Fontera Fund. With the specific focus on migrants and their plight, these journalists seek to bring migrant rights to the forefront of politics and help establish the clout necessary to protect them.
Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin were simply everyday journalists when they decided to cover the story in Arizona. They had no idea that would have to deal with the sort of problems that Joe Arpaio would bring them.
His abuse of his power as sheriff was something unthinkable, but it happened and it changed how they thought about migrant rights.
Now, they seek to use their new organization to fight for the most important civil rights and human rights cause today. Migrants are part of what makes America great and we have to do what we can to stand up for them.
The Frontera Fund is providing the support necessary for these movements. These movements to fight for migrant rights can’t survive if they don’t have the funding necessary.
The Frontera Fund is specifically meant to help them get the leg up necessary. Building this grass root effort isn’t an easy thing to do, but only through these efforts can we hope to do something about the problems currently seen.
Joe Arpaio has certainly made it clear he wants to make Arizona an unwelcoming place for migrants. Through the right efforts his assault on American values can be stopped.
Lacey and Larkin have a long history of using their power to expose corruption and injustice in America. When you make a habit of doing this over time it makes it clear you have what it takes to change the world around you.
The more we have of that, the more obvious it is that this project is going to succeed. Migrants deserve the same respect we give all people in America and they deserve a chance to make something of themselves. This duo is going to make sure that we give them what they truly deserve in America.