Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund Helping in the Formation of a Better and More Just Society

The world is facing a major humanitarian crisis in different parts and thanks to the NGOs, charity organizations, and hundreds of human rights organizations, people suffering from human rights abuse can get the support they need.

The human rights abuse is reported not only from the poor and underdeveloped countries, but highly developed countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and others also report such crimes. Many organizations are working on the international, national, and regional level to help support the victims of the human rights abuse and violations.

Some of these organizations are Protection International, Global Rights, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal, EarthJustice, and more. These organizations work on various levels to help build a better, just, and equal society.

The United States is amongst the most developed countries in the world, but when it comes to the social situation in the country, many unresolved issues continue to put the negative limelight on the nation in world forums.

One of the societal problems that the United States has been facing for last many years is the racial disparity. Not only are the native Black African-American society has been facing racial inequality, but a similar situation is that of the immigrants in the country as well, particularly in the interior regions of the country.

Cases of human rights violations against the minorities in the United States have been on the rise and the atrocities and bias conducted by the U.S. Police, and Homeland Security has been making the national and international news.

Recently, two of the human rights activists in the United States, Jim Larkin, and Michael Lacey, was arrested in Arizona for reporting the mismanagement in the Sheriff Department and the crimes committed by the police against the Hispanic Community in the state.

Jim Larnkin and Michael Lacey are the co-owners of two of the most popular independent newspapers in the state of Arizoa, Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.

They were arrested wrongfully by the Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa in the late hours of the night from their home but were released due to the national outcry for their arrest within 24 hours. However, Larkin and Lacey filed a lawsuit against the state and won the case decisively after a long and gruesome legal battle. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

Along with getting acquitted from the false case, they were also given the settlement amount of $3.75 million through which they created the Frontera Fund, which is used to help support the Hispanic Community in Arizona and provide for the legal expenses of the many migrants who are jailed wrongfully.

The Frontera Fund also supports many well-known organizations that support freedom of expression, right to justice, migrant rights, and more. Some of these organizations are Arizona Justice Project, Aliento, Fundacion Mexico, Promise Arizona, Arizona Dream Act Coalition, 1070, Arizona Justice Project, and more.

Frontera Fund hopes to change the lives of the migrants for good and provide them with the hope of a better life for which they came to the United States.

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