Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund: the Tenacious Pillar for Human and Immigrant Rights

Some lobby groups, human and civil rights foundation’s founders have undergone tremendous pain, torture, arrest, and others went to exile. Although change is inevitable, some governments find it extremely difficult to either embrace or accept change.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the perfect duo founders of the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund who beat the aforementioned struggles. At the time they were working for the Village Voice Media and framed for violating secrecy laws. They now advocate for the civil, human and migrant rights.

Preceding the establishment of the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund, was a grand Jury Subpoenas in Arizona that targeted media personnel such as editors, writers, and journalists who gave diversionary views that somewhat differed with the United State Constitution.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in their distinct capacities as journalists became the victim of the anti-immigrant sheriff of Maricopa County.

The arrest triggered a public outcry, in 24 hours their charges were dropped and realized. This took place sometime in 2007, but by 2013, Lacey & Larkin received $3.75 million as compensation for a baseless arrest. As a result thereof, they used this fund to establish the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund the following year. The foundation would support and finance Latin- American groups in the state of Arizona and the Hispanic community, addressing issues of human, civil and immigrant rights together with an emphasis on civic participation and freedom of expression.

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund disburses money out to fund the No More Deaths which is a motivation to end untimely death and inhumane suffering. Their operational based is spread out across the Arizona State extending to the Mexican Border- la linea fronteriza. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Twitter

Border Angels, which is also known as Angeles de Frontera is another non-profit organization that works hand in hand with the Lacey & Larkin. The charitable, good faith organization was established in 1986 and is headquartered in San Diego.

The organization’s sole purpose is to bring back the truth, and justice with a pivotal focus on migrant rights, prevention of immigrant deaths and suffering and finally champion the immigrant reforms. In addition, it looks into issues of US – Mexico border crossing routes, Day Laborer Outreach, and free legal assistance Program – pro bono counsel.

Within the San Diego County, Border Angel has launches community education and awareness programs. To enlighten people on border policing issues. In fact, the Border Angels made a significant impact during the American Immigration crisis of 2014.

About Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

Michael Lacey is an American Mathematician, professor and an associate Chair of the Georgia Institute of Technology and also a journalist at one time. Lacey received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois his alma mater.

Jim Larkin, on the other hand, is an Irish trade union leader and social activists. He was behind the Irish labor movement of 1907 to 1914, the Durblin lockout, and the return of the Ireland and Communist activism. Together they have to build a medium empire from the Phoenix New Times, an alternative weekly newspaper.