Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin established the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. Back in 2007, they founded the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund which has grown to be among the most significant Frontera funds in the United States. Sheriff Joe Arpaio was widely known for mistreating people and pushing them away was arrested by Lacey and Larkin. They came from the community of Hispanic and lived in Arizona.
At some point, they were arrested from their homes and taken into custody with no guilt of their own. In the past, the Sheriff had arrested many people especially those who were coming from Latin America and other countries.
Since Mike and Larkin came from media framework, on a spread of the news about their arrest, many people especially who had Latin-American genealogical tree were highly agitated. Lacey and Larkin filed a lawsuit against Arpaio for defamatory pursuance.
They were compensated with $3.75 million settlement. The Frontera fund focuses on supporting groups that champion and relentlessly campaign for domestic, human, and migrant rights in addition to freedom of speech and civic engagement all over Arizona and the Mexican border popularly known as the La Linea Fronteriza.
Lacey and Larkin have always been hopeful to willingly help people and defend them from such malicious acts mainly people from the Hispanic community.
More organizations are being formed across the nation to safeguard the rights of the people. Justice that Works is a non-profit organization that is devoted towards authorizing and unchaining the minorities to become risk-free and healthier. It focuses on protecting their interests and rights through restructuring the judiciary system in Arizona.
Justice for Immigrants and Families Project is an organization geared towards helping non-detained immigrants facing deportation through free or low-cost services which are legally accepted. This is because Arizona is composed of more than 325000people who are unexpressed. It also focuses on promoting access to justice for immigrants in different counties especially Maricopa. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | Angel.co
Other organizations include American Immigration Council, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, The Frozen Immigrant and Refugees Act and Promise Arizona among other people. Many detainees in different counties are fighting repatriation.
Majority of them are impoverished and cannot afford to commission lawyers for fair and equitable legal services. These organizations work to help people in detention especially women and unsupported immigrant children, domestic violence survivors and people seeking shelter and protection.