There are several advocacy groups that exist in Arizona. This includes the Arizona DREAM Coalition. Another is the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona. These groups have taken big steps and managed to procure civil as well as immigration rights all across the state of Arizona. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
But such organizations will always require funds in order to keep them running in a way that will help to improve the lives of people everywhere.
One such organization today is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. This was made out of the settlement money received by two journalists, namely, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. They are the ones who had co-founded the Phoenix New Times along with the Village Voice Media.
This is the Frontera Fund which aims to promote causes that relate to the protection of the civil rights of migrants. They are funding several organizations in this regard.
This fund was created by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey as they had been arrested and taken into custody. They were arrested from their homes in the middle of the night. This was because they had revealed information about the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio through their online articles. This was the same sheriff who got them arrested.
In addition to this, the grand jury issued subpoenas that asked them the personal information of all those who had read these online articles about the sheriff.
This was when Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey decided to sue the county. They won the case. They got a settlement from the court which amounted to $3.75 million. These two journalists decided to use this money and formed the Frontera Fund, which will primarily be fighting for the migrant rights. In addition to the Frontera fund, there is also a Larkin and Lacey website. This has several articles which provide details of the work being done by the organizations which are being supported by the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund.
The site has a lot of updated news too. One of these was about the Arizona DREAMers. They are fighting against the decision of the state of Arizona which condemns the (DACA) Program.
This means that immigrant youths will not be able to seek legal work in the states. This was allowed under DACA earlier. Also, it will not permit them to get the higher education that can help to enhance their quality of life. On the 4th of July, the Arizona DREAMers gathered at the state capital in order to protest against the termination of the DACA program.
This is a group that is led by the young immigrants in the state. They had gathered to condemn the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton who had requested for eliminating this program.