Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are some of the most seasoned journalists out there, but even they can understand when they’ve uncovered something much greater than what they’ve seen before. Such was the case with Joe Arpaio and their coverage of the immigration debate in Arizona.
While it’s normal to have heated debates, the abuse of power involved was well beyond anything they had seen before. The issues involved were so intense they led to the foundation of the Frontera Fund. With a strong focus on the rights of migrants, the Frontera Fund seeks to advocate for the values that made America the country it is today. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The duo were actually arrested and censored by Arpaio as retaliation for their story. This sort of action is common in some dictatorships, but it goes against the very principles that make America the country it is. There is no reason to allow such injustice to go in this country.
The only way to fight back is through activism and coverage. The country as a whole does not support the sort of things that Arpaio is aiming for, but without the help of those who seek to resist it is impossible to make a difference. Lacey and Larkin understand that more than anyone else and their movement is focused on making that a reality. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/
The recent presidency of Trump has made it difficult to fight for migrant rights. He is opposed to programs like DACA and he wants to reduce the number of visas issued in the country. Doing this is going to harm America and everything that America represents, but he is determined to carry on. The Frontera Foundation is providing some of the best work in the fight for civil rights and migrant rights in America. Their efforts are going to leave a permanent mark.
The work of the Frontera Fund is going to be very easy to see in a while. We now know that the hardest challenges are going to lie ahead. The only way to get things in the right direction is to start following those who seek to bring things back to where they need to be.
America is a country of immigrants and it can only succeed and prosper when it allows new people to come into the country in order to bring new ideas and thinking. No matter how many people fight against it the Frontera Fund continues onward.