Lacey and Larkin Frontera is one of the recognized non-profit organization leans on the side of the civil and human rights. The team has stretched its arms further to advocate for the rights of the migrants across the city of Arizona and the Mexico border.
The founders of the organization are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Both of them felt the weight of discrimination that was being burdened to the migrants in the Arizona based on race and place of origin and came up with the idea.
Michel Lacey and Jim Larkin dedicated much of their time to fight for the rights of the migrants. They channel the fund that they were compensated after winning the case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The organization was an avenue for the less fortunate people in the society and the Mexican immigrant who were facing a lot of discrimination in the city of Arizona.
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The primary target of the group was the discriminated minorities who had been sidelined on certain matters in the society such as intermarriage. ACLU voiced for the freedom of the citizens who had been convicted without any substantiation and were facing discrimination against the law.
American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona is another organization that lengthens their arms to fight for the freedom of speech to the laborers in the city of Arizona. One of the achievements of the group is that it managed to overturn the federal law that was not involving the migrants the bail and stated it as unconstitutional.
ACLU in the city of Arizona was integrated into the team that was against the “Paper Please” SB 1070. The law was demanding for the execution of the immigrant against the human rights statement in the city.
The group also pushed for the sanity creation on the issue that was demanding for the deportation of the immigrants who had gained access to the United States through the forged documents.
Heather Hamel founded the justice that was linked to many organization that was fighting for the equality in the society. The group was echoing the new system that was being stemmed into the city of Arizona.
The team runs many campaigns across the city through the radio shows and some lawyers such as Ayensa Milan and Viridiana Hernandez who were playing the critical role in the group.
Arizona Justice Project is another organization that was set to sponsor the right of inmates across the Arizona. The group had set its branches that were well coordinated with the law schools and experts who were supporting the move.
The reason for the erection of the Arizona Justice Project was because there were a lot of inmates that were being convicted wrongly by the law without any fair hearing.
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FROM MODEST BEGINNINGS TO FRONTIER FOLKLORE
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, both former ASU students and journalists have risen to folklore status by growing newspapers and defending first Amendment rights of Latin-American groups throughout the state of Arizona and beyond. The primary goal of the Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin is to solve the immigration issue permanently.
In2007, Larkin and Lacey reported on their own sheriff’s office, the one and only Sheriff Joe Arpaio. These brave men were arrested at their homes and jailed on October 18, 2007, for revealing in Phoenix New Times that grand jury subpoenas targeted the paper’s writers and editors. The warrants proved to be counterfeit. However, Larkin and Lacey filed a suit in court accusing the sheriff and the Maricopa County of illegal detention. Maricopa County paid $3.75 million to settle the lawsuit Lacey and Larkin had brought for wrongful arrest in 2013.
Mr. Lacey and Mr. Larkin decided to start the Frontera Fund with the money they received in the settlement. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund finances organizations advocating for civil and migrant rights across Arizona. Their most recent project is the site Front Page Confidential, one that demonstrates again their commitment to a free press and reporting First Amendment issues.