How The Frontera Fund Defends The Rights Of People In Arizona
Some of the big issues in the United States involve civil and human rights, including the rights of migrants who live in work in the nation.
Many of these people end up in Arizona and need help defending their rights. One of the organizations that lend this help to people who rights have been violated is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
This fund was created in the aftermath of two journalists having their own rights violated by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The result of this was a settlement of $3.75 million being awarded to them which. They used this settlement to establish the Frontera Fund in order to help others.
It was on October 18, 2007, that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested by deputies working for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He was looking for their notes regarding himself and grand jury proceedings. The arrest was deemed illegal and after winding through the appeals process they won their settlement against the county.
The Frontera Fund is now used to defend the rights of others in the state of Arizona, especially migrant rights. They also support the right to free speech as well as the right to engage in civics.
The Frontera Fund financially supports a broad range of other nonprofit organizations in Arizona. Among these is the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Read more; Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Facebook
This project defends the rights of those who are housed in Department of Homeland Security detention centers. It offers free legal services to these people who are usually poor and completely unable to afford an attorney on their own.
Other groups that the Frontera Fund supports include the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, the Arizona Justice Project, The Colibri Center for Human Rights, and Justice that Works. Lacey and Larkin are also supporters of the Arizona branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The website for the Frontera Fund includes news about various issues affecting the human, civil, and migrant rights of people living in Arizona. Among these is a Trump Watch which keeps track of what Donald Trump is doing as president of the United States and how those actions affect people in Arizona and around the nation.
The most recent articles discuss DREAMers who are young people who were brought to the United States when they were young. The DREAM act, signed by President Obama, had supported these people’s righ to the stay in the US as long as they were working or going to school. Trump overturned this law and people are now awaiting what Congress will do about that.