Giving Hope to the Hopeless

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is a well-known organization in the United States of America. The organization provides great hope for the oppressed immigrants in the state of Arizona and along the border of Mexico. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The story of the foundation of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is tied behind two journalists; Mike and Jim. The two journalists were fearless in writing and posting stories as well as advertisements that were against the violations of human rights, especially those of immigrants.

In their quest to write stories and exposing evil in societies and governments, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested and jailed.

The two were ruthlessly arrested by the deputies of the Sheriff sent by Joe Arpaio after they wrote a story about the way he abused his office and power by and racially profiling members of the minority groups and mistreating jail inmates. Upon their arrest, the two journalists chose to fight for justice.

They managed to convince a 18th Judicial Circuit Court that the Sheriff had arrested them because of personal interests in an effort to hide his illegal activities of mistreating the minorities and profiling them racially.

The jury decided that the articles the two journalists had written had a sizable amount of evidence that proved that the Sheriff had been perpetrating hate crimes against members of the minority communities.

When the two journalists were released from jail, they sued the county for unlawful arrest and jailing. They won the case and the court awarded them 3.75 million dollars.

The money was meant as a settlement. Michael and Jim saw an opportunity to support the oppressed minority groups directly. To reach as many people as possible, they decided to set up the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

The fund has been instrumental in helping groups in the United States especially those in the state of Arizona in fighting and advocating for the rights of the minorities.

There are many groups that have dedicated their resources and efforts to fight for the rights of the minorities, especially the immigrants. One of the groups which guard and fight dearly for the rights and freedoms of immigrants and other minority groups are the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The ACLU has stayed on the forefront of pushing for better treatment of immigrants for decades. The organization has, among other unique strategies, used litigation to set favorable legal precedence through court proceedings. The precedence set helps members of minority groups who are often disadvantaged for lack of information and resources.

The organization has gained fame, gaining both fame and hate in equal measure by challenging the constitutionality of oppressive laws like the ones that allow the mandatory and indefinite detention of immigrants.

They strive to prove that immigrants are human beings whose rights should be respected and their dignity restored. Another organization that uses the same approach is the Puente Arizona which is based in Arizona.

These organizations and many others have helped the world realize the various challenges that the minorities are going through. They have done so by helping to articulate those challenges.

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