How Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin came into human rights advocacy

The true nature of a democracy is tested by how it treats the most vulnerable members living among the general society or those who have migrated to it in search of a better life or for other reasons such as political asylum seekers. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

America prides itself on being the land where those who are willing to put in the work can live the American dream regardless of their ethnicity, race and any other differences that others may look down on.

The dreams and rights of this group of individuals are protected by the constitution as well as advocacy groups that have put all their efforts into fighting for them. These groups are funded by individuals, corporate and people of goodwill who believe in the rights of every human being to fair and equal treatment of every human being. Below is a look at some of the strongest advocates of the same

The Frontera Fund foundation

This foundation was started by Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin they are the owners of The Phoenix New Time the two who are journalist by profession began the news magazine sometime and have always been strong advocates of free speech and when one man by the name Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested them in the middle of the night on made up charges of leaking grand jury proceedings a charge that was later to be dismissed they would not just sit back but instead sued the county and its sheriff the ensuring case proved the county wrong and it lead to a settlement of three and a half million dollars which the pair dedicated to the foundation.

The foundation has endeavored to fight for the rights of the Hispanic community a community that the sheriff had for long targeted and harassed with blatant impunity. Jim Larkin and Jim Lacey work together with other foundations and individuals to ensure that they are well represented in all their legal needs.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations

This is the largest network in the United States that is dedicated to the fight for Muslim rights within the US. The group fights against any form of discrimination, profiling, and targeting of Muslims and ensures that their fundamental rights are all taken care off.  Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Twitter

Families for Freedom

For any family facing deportation or break up of families through deportation, this is the organization that fights on behalf of them. They fight against family detentions and are advocates of a more humane treatment of families even when they are illegal immigrants.

The culture of detaining families has proved to be very detrimental especially for children who could be as young as a few months old. They ensure that families are well represented in courts and that every possible avenue is explored before a family can be deported. They have represented numerous families and saved quite a number from deportation.

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