An important player in the world of advocating for human, civil and migrant rights, The Frontera Fund was established by the money awarded during a lawsuit for Lacey and Larkin. The pair of men are co-founders for the Phoenix New Times and for Village Voice Media Group. They have spent the majority of the last few years trying to raise awareness to the problems of the immigrants and migrants in the United States.
While there are organizations out there who work to raise the awareness, there are also others working against it. For Lacey and Larkin, they knew this first hand and tried to do everything they could to help bring awareness to their cause.
In the beginning, Lacey and Larkin were arrested for refusing to give names of the people who contributed to their internet business but also to the select number of people who read the paper.
There was a grand subpoena that was handed down to the pair requesting information about sources and who the readers were to their online business.
When the pair of men decided that they would not reveal the information, they went ahead of everything they thought to be right and never gave in. Not even when they were awoken from their beds in the middle of the night by the task force while under the direction of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
When the men refused to give up the information they knew, they waited while the sheriff gathered his men. In the middle of the night in October 2007, a task force entered into the homes and took the men from their sleeping beds. This would be the ultimate battle between the sheriff and the journalists. While it was later determined that their rights had been violated and they were arrested illegally, the men would seek restitution against the state.
The restitution that the men got equaled out to 3.75 million dollars. This money is what was used to help fund other advocate groups who will help out those who are in need. One of the head advocation groups that they help with is, Arizona DREAM Act Coalition. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: https://michael-lacey.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
The group was established by a number of “dreamers” who wanted to go on record and start a foundation that could help others who are undocumented and are afraid of having their civil rights being violated. Yes, immigrants also have civil rights.
They have the same rights that others do and with ADAC, they can help guarantee that they are not violated.