Immigration has been a hot button issue since Trump was elected and vowed to ban all Muslims, build a wall on the Mexican border, and keep America safe.
There has been a call to action by prominent businessmen, philanthropists, and politicians to help migrants during this time of oppression by the Trump administration.
A variety of existing and new charitable organizations are helping people fight back against the disastrous Trump administration. Families for Freedom works to assist families who are facing deportation. This organization was founded in 2002 and is based in New York. Families for Freedom is there for support, education, and to campaign for immigration reform.
Albert Einstein, one of history’s most prominent names in science was the inspiration for the International Rescue Committee. This charitable organization works in less privileged countries to bring civil liberties and relief.
The cast of Game of Thrones has teamed up with the International Rescue Committee. This specific effort from the IRC is meant to provide relief to Syria and neighboring countries who have been affected by the Syrian Civil War. HBO and Game of Throne’s partnership is sure to spread awareness for one of the world’s biggest social issues. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/lacey-larkin-speak-out-on-trump-pardon-of-arpaio-9879938 and https://gazetteday.com/2017/09/jim-larkin-and-michael-lacey-still-defending-latino-rights-in-aftermath-of-joe-arpaios-pardon/
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, formally of the Phoenix New Times, have also created their own charitable organization. This organization is called The Frontera Fund and works to bring migrant rights to America. The Frontera Fund website has educational material for immigrants, and the organization donates money to other charities with similar goals. The ACLU, Aliento, Can the Border Divide Us?, and dozens of other charities have all benefited from the altruism of The Frontera Fund.
The owners and operators of Michael and Jim are personally motivated. One of the most notorious names in law enforcement, Joe Arpaio, abused Hispanic residents of Maricopa County, Arizona for years. Being victims of Arpaio themselves, Lacey and Larkin put in motion an organization that will surely make a difference in Arizona.
The National Immigration Law Center is another migrant right focused non-profit organization. This organization works to bring true rights to low-income immigrants by pushing for impactful legislation and policy change. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Facebook
The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is a network of 350 pro-bono lawyers. This organization and their attorneys provide free legal services to immigrants.
About Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin
The duo behind The Frontera Fund met in college, writing a liberal leaning newsletter for the school. They continued their careers alongside each other working at and owning the Phoenix New Times, along with dozens of other newspapers under the New Times banner.
Michael and Jim were involved in a great deal of controversy with equally controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio.