Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have been working together for a very long time. In college, they became their careers together by creating a school newsletter. The purpose of the newsletter was to provide an alternative news source for the students.
Larkin and Lacey believed the student body needed an alternative because the school was anti student protest. Their newsletter became a success, leading to the two future journalist to drop out of college in order to pursue real careers in the newspaper business.
After controversy with Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey created the Frontera Fund. This organization works to help immigrants in the local community. The Frontera Fund accomplishes this by educating citizens about real immigration laws and changes to immigration code. There is educational material featured on The Frontera Fund website.
The Frontera Fund also takes their educational programs on the road. By teaming up with Can The Border Divide Us?, The Frontera Fund hosts events that aim to educate attendees and provide them with the knowledge needed to merge with American society.
This is just one of the dozens and dozens of organizations like this in the United States.
The National Immigration Law Center
This is one of the most prominent, most famous organizations that works for the rights of immigrants. The National Immigration Law Center provides news articles and educational material on their website, but they also provide pro-bono representation to immigrants in need.
The National Immigration Law Center’s slogan is “We Stand with DREAMERS,” and it couldn’t be more true. For years, The National Immigration Law Center have been working to bring positive change to the lives of immigrants all over the United States.
Border Angels is also about promoting positive change to America’s immigration laws. They accept donations, and those donations go towards raising awareness for the social issues faced by immigrants.
One of the things that Border Angels does is drop jugs of water along the United States border. This activity potentially saves the lives of immigrants who are attempting to cross the border. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
It is likely that people are out of water by the time they reach the United State’s side of the border, so the water goes a long way in making sure they stay well hydrated during their journey.
Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
Children, no matter where they are from, are the future of society. Children that are brought here against their will have a right to live here, like any other child. This organization helps children by spreading awareness to the general population. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights also lobby to change immigration laws, relaxing the harsh realities that children go through due to the American immigration system.