Many philanthropists groups continue to form in the 21st century. Since immemorial, humanitarians groups have been in existence. This is an attempt to fight the inequalities that exist in the societies. Many nations have accommodated the abuse of human, civil and immigrants’ rights to the extent that it becomes normal.
The minor groups in this nations have no freedom of speech and expression as well. Immigrant rights are the most commonly abused rights. With over 200 million people living as immigrants, it is crucial that immigrants’ rights are observed.
Many countries have denied the immigrants the right to participate in democracy. Humanitarians believe that they should be given a chance in the decision making of the nations. Some immigrants have been denied even the most basic needs.
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is among the leading humanitarian groups that have been actively fighting for human rights since its formation. The foundation was founded by the co-founders of ‘’The Phoenix New Times”.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin spent a significant portion of their careers fighting for their rights. They acquired the money that they used to start the group from the sheriff’s case.
This was after Michael Lacey, and Jim Larkin published the Sheriff’s evil deeds on their headlines. This was a very courageous act. The residents thought this two were crazy. This is because the sheriff had a high social status. He was respected and feared.
When the news got to the sheriff, he was agitated. At midnight, he arrested Lacey and Larkin from their homes. He drove them to an unknown location. When the occupants learned of the sheriff’s action, they protested and demanded their release. The Protestants led to the two journalists release within 24 hours.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin went forward to the court to report the sheriff. The judge declared them innocent. They were also compensated with a lump sum of $3.75 million. They used this money to begin the Frontera Fund.
The first beneficiaries of the scheme were immigrants of the Arizona community. The Frontera Fund supports the humanitarian groups that share their common interest.
The Frontera Fund has a major mission of rescuing DACA foundation. The DACA foundation is a philanthropic group that prevents the deportation of immigrants. The DACA foundation believes that some immigrants are typically members of the state. This is because they have grown up in the country. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia
The DACA ensures that their members get an extension of two years in the USA. In this two years, the members may have completed their objective in the state. Alternatively, the member may have gathered the legal documentation to remain in the country.
Currently, the foundation is facing a threat of being closed down. This is after a legal filing by the Texas AG stating that it lacks the legal documents.
The Frontera Fund has intervened to ensure that the foundation regains stability to avoid the consequences that its closure may bring. The members are confident that this is another battle the Frontera Fund is going to win.