If you follow immigrant stories and civil rights movements, then it is likely that you have come across the names Michael and Jim. They dedicated the money they received from the arrest of Sheriff Joe Arpaio to fund migrant rights groups in Arizona.
The capture of Sheriff Joe occurred on 18/10/2007, which brought about the settlement of $3.75 million. Larkin and Lacey were arrested in their homes during the evening and taken to prison for revealing that there were grand jury procedures that were searching for notes on articles covering Sheriff Joe.
Likewise, the subpoenas by grand jury required to know those people who read new times stories that had anything about the sheriff on the web. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, who had spent their professions defending and affirming their Fifth Amendment rights, sued the district and they won at the appeals court.
The Frontera Fund established by these two beautiful people support the organizations and associations that champion for migrants rights, social liberties, the right to speak freely and take part in any political exercises in Arizona.
Another group that is related to these two individuals and Frontera Fund is the Border Angels also known as the ‘Angeles de Frontera.’ It is a nonprofit organization based in San Diego and was founded in 1986 by Enrique Morones. Just like the Frontera Fund, Border Angels focuses on immigrant reforms, migrant rights, and ensuring the security of immigrants at the border by ensuring no one kills them. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
Border angels participate in awareness programs and community education that involve trips to the desert with the help of guides, placing water for immigrants crossing routes to the border as well as educating individuals on the history of the Mexico-US border laws and make them have the firsthand experience of the frontier fence.
The group also touches on the immigrant population of the San Diego County. It is through several migrant outreach programs like free legal assistance program and Day Laborer outreach held at their office every Tuesday of the week.
During the immigrant’s crisis in 2014, Border Angels were most active. This prompted to the rise in the number of unaccompanied kids from Central America to seek entrance into the US. You can find more of this information on Jim Larkins Facebook page.
The organization’s volunteers gave a counterpoint to anti-immigration protesters who tried to block donations and demonstrated against the tons of migrants coming for their processing in Murrieta, California, in Riverside County.
In conclusion, Frontera Fund and Border Angels are two organizations that have worked hard to make sure that the world is a better place for immigrants.