Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: Helping Migrants from the South

Latin American countries are facing a lot of troubles. Countries especially those that are in Central America and the northern parts of South America are facing poverty, drug war, and unstable government. The people living in these areas would usually migrate north, in order to escape the problems that they are facing every day.

These people would face danger, as they traverse the drug infested territories of Mexico which borders the United States. They can be killed along the way, and if they are lucky enough to cross the border, the immigration police in the United States could send them back to where they came from.

Because of the treatment that these people are receiving, some kind hearted Americans have opened their homes and started helping people who are in need. Two of those who have been helping the migrants from the south are Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been opening their house in Arizona for those who have escaped their home countries in search of a better life in the United States. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have established a private fund called the Frontera Fund, which has $3.75 million worth of finances.

The two have been using this private fund in order to help the migrants who do not have anything to begin with. They are using their connections in order to help migrants find a good place to stay, and they are also assisting them in looking for a new job.

Those who have earlier received help from Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin now have stable lives in the United States, and they keep on meeting up with the two just to thank them for their kind heartedness. Some are also doing the same thing that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin do. They are opening their homes accepting migrants, and helping them with all possible means.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin’s private fund is the result of a lawsuit that they have filed. Back in college, the two established a publication named the Phoenix New Times, and it became one of the most well-known newspapers around the state.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to keep the company after graduating, becoming the editors in chief. One issue that they found interesting was the case of the Maricopa County Sheriff, who has been accused of corruption by having shady private deals with property developers and receiving cash in the process.

The county attorney suggested that a case be filed against the Maricopa County Sheriff, and so Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin picked up the story and wrote it on their website. Days later, the two were arrested, being accused of posting the jury’s decision online, along with the address of the Maricopa County Sheriff. The two denied the accusations, but they are still invited to attend their hearing.

Media practitioners throughout Arizona have voiced their outcry for the arrest of the two, and the judge soon dropped the case because they cannot find any basis or evidences. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin filed a counter lawsuit against the Maricopa County, and won $3.75 million.

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