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Human Rights and Migrants Rights Issues and the Increasing Significance of Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

People often discuss various human, civil, and migrant rights issues around the world due to they get some reminders in the form news reports, images, and more. For instance, Alan Kurdi who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 was a big pain for compassionate minds.

Around the world, people see such news and sympathize towards refugees. It should be noted many of those migrant issues are created by some groups of people ranging from business to political groups. The migrant rights issues have more significance as it also causes civil and human rights issues.

Why are migrant rights issues happening? It should be noted that the refugees or migrants are forced to leave their home and locality due to they face some danger to their lives. The people migrate to escape from horrific violence, extreme poverty, discrimination, or persecution. Though it is visible across the world, Central America, Syria, and Africa experience the most widespread movement. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase

The refugees face discrimination, hostility, and exploitation in the host country depending on the political and social conditions of the destination. Considering the fact that a significant proportion of the migrants are children and women, the sufferings reach a higher level. The groups which are working to exploit those souls, adding fuel to the fire.

To alleviate the struggles of the migrants, various groups and non-profit organizations are working tirelessly with legal assistance and support for life. They provide food, shelter, legal support, assistance against exploitation, funds, and more. While some of these groups are locally set up to address issues in a particular region, others are large organizations with a network around the world and organized strategies to handle human and migrant rights issues. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737

Some of those organizations are Migrant Rights.org, United Nations Human Rights, Migrants’ Rights Network, World Wide Movement for Human Rights, Migrants Rights International, and more. All of these organizations campaign through media, raise funds to assist migrants, sign petitions, expose various exploitations, and more.

Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund is another significant initiative set up by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey using the settlement amount they received for their alleged arrest by Maricopa County Sheriff. Both Lacey and Larkin are senior journalists and co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times.

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey received a settlement amount worth $3.75 million after challenging their alleged arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio on October 18, 2007. They were arrested by the Sherriff at midnight from their homes for reporting a grand jury procedure of demanding reporters’ notes that featured Sherriff.

Alarmingly, the jury was even asking the identity of the people who read those news articles. Lacey and Larkin and challenged the jury in United States Court of Appeals and acquitted of the charges with the settlement amount.

Considering their long years of fights for human, civil, and migrant rights issues, both the journalists decided to dedicate the amount to the violation issues. The fund supports the groups that promote human, civil, and migrant rights along with civic participation and freedom of speech throughout Arizona.