The co-founders of this fund are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, who are also the co-founders of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. They had been arrested and then taken to jail. This was on the night of October 18, 2007, when these two were arrested from their homes.
This was the event which led to the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. This was created after the suing of the state which led to a settlement in the favor of these journalists. The amount of the settlement was $3.75 million.
The Frontera Fund fuels those organizations which are supporting human, civil, as well as migrant rights. These are primarily for those who are residing in the state of Arizona. The name of this Fund has come from words “la línea fronteriza” meaning the Mexican Border.
While the Larkin & Lacey fund is primarily supporting causes related to immigration rights, it supports other organizations too that may not be directly related to this cause. This would include Trans Queer Pueblo, besides Arizona Justice Project, as well as SySTEM Phoenix – College X Trips. These are organizations that deal partly with the issues regarding immigrants but with other injustices too.
This can include sexual orientation discrimination, supporting underprivileged children and so on.
There is a Larkin & Lacey site too. It has a lot of articles and news in relation to the immigrant as well as human rights. There is another called as DACA, or DREAMers in Arizona.
This is an active immigrant group that is led by the youth. It is fighting for the rights of immigrant youths so that they can get legal right to work in the U.S. This will help them in improving their quality of life. Besides, they would like to seek higher education opportunities too. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
Recently, a group had gathered in the Arizona State Capital to protest the efforts of the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. This was because he had sent a letter to President Trump for terminating the DACA Program in the state of Arizona.
Due to this reason, Ken Paxton was publicly condemned by the group. So were the officials who had signed this agreement to end the program.
The DACA program aids migrant youths by improving their life. Besides, it also provides services to Americans in this way.
This is happening at a time when it is being proposed to extend the DACA Program into other states besides Arizona.