The United States was founded by immigrants who sailed from England into the shores of the New World hundreds of years ago. Today, immigrants coming from the south are flocking into the United States to experience a comfortable life.
However, the irony behind it is that some of the citizens of the United States, whose ancestors are immigrants, try to drive away the new wave of immigrants who wanted to settle in America. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are fighting for the rights of the migrants, and they are doing everything that they can to ensure that they are being taken care of.
The migrants who wanted to live in the United States come from the poorest nations in South and Central America. They have faced several challenges during their journey across the unforgiving terrain of the continent, and at the same time, they are being threatened by gangs, the police, and thousands of criminals they have encountered along the way.
As they arrive near the border with Mexico, the migrants, most of them being undocumented, are subjected to a lot of questioning by the police. Some of them escape the border patrol by running away from the apprehenders and wandering across the vast American desert. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
The plight of the migrants once they enter the United States is unsure. Now that Donald Trump has become the president of the United States, undocumented migrants are being hunted down to be deported back to their homelands.
Some of them are trying to escape the stricter law of the president by doing everything that they can to evade the police; however, some of them face the most unfortunate circumstances in their lives.
Joe Arpaio, dubbed as the “Toughest Sheriff in America,” is one of the problems being faced by the undocumented migrants. His stance against the migrants is bold – he wanted them out of the United States.
Joe Arpaio was involved in several controversies, because of how he mistreated a lot of people who just wanted to live in the United States. According to the reports, he is responsible for the arrest of hundreds of undocumented migrants, sending them to his infamous city that is similar to German Concentration Camps.
He would subject them to extreme labor, and some are dying because of the severe weather conditions felt inside the tent city, like a scorching Arizonian heat or its cold desert nights.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are trying to help these undocumented migrants not to become a prey, especially for someone like Joe Arpaio. They are using their private fund, called the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund, to assist the migrants who wanted to live and work legally in the United States. Their fund has more than $3.75 million in cash, and they are using it to fund the temporary homes where the migrants would live.
Through the years, the Frontera Fund never ran out of money because grateful migrants are trying to donate money now that they can freely live and work in the United States.