Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: Launching a Private Fund for Migrants

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have launched a private fund called the Frontera Fund. The Frontera Fund aims to help the migrants coming from the south who are entering the United States through Arizona. The idea of creating a private fund for migrants came along after the two saw the grave migrant crisis that Europe is experiencing. They used the money that they got from winning a lawsuit amounting to $3.75 million, and founded the Frontera Fund.

The primary objective of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin is to help the migrants find a new job, and search for a nice place to live. They are also assisting the migrants to process their documents so that they can legally live in the United States.

Back in college, the Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin established the Phoenix New Times, a publication that offers news and public service. Through the years, the publication has seen a rise in readership, and it became one of the most well-known newspapers in the city. Read more: Jim Larkin | Angel.co and Michael Lacey | Facebook

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the editors in chief of the Phoenix New Times, felt very happy and thanked everyone for supporting their publication. However, in 2007, one of the greatest challenges in their career came. In the middle of the night, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested by the men of Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County sheriff.

Joe Arpaio is accusing Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin of publishing the jury’s decision regarding the corruption case filed by the county attorney against the county sheriff. Joe Arpaio added that the two published his address without his consent, and he wanted to trace down the IP address of all who visited their website and saw the information.

The case gained massive flank among the people of Phoenix, and local media outlets are outraged about the arrest. They are stating that what Joe Arpaio wanted is a violation of the constitution.

The solidarity shown by the people and the local media to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin resulted in their case being dropped, because the judge saw now apparent evidences that the two really posted something against the Maricopa County sheriff.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to file a counter lawsuit because of the inconvenience that they felt and to pay for the damages against their names, as recommended by their lawyer.

The two won, and they were awarded with $3.75 million. Today, this amount became the Frontera Fund, being used by the two kindhearted men to help the people in need.

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