When we speak about immigration reform, we mostly have in mind the Hispanic and Latino community that is coming across our southern border. Right now many people on the right and in the GOP want to build a wall that borders United States of America and Mexico. It is their vain hope that this wall was stop people coming in.
However, we have to ask ourselves the question, why do they feel the need to come to this country in the first place? Don’t they have the right to also pursue a great life? Maybe it is true that we have to take care of our own first. But is not America the most wealthy and prestigious country in the world? Certainly we have enough money and goods and resources to help the Hispanic committee flourish that comes year.
Michael and Jim certainly believe so. They dedicate all of their resources and all of their energy to promoting a systematic approach to helping Hispanics become united here in the United States of America.
They began as two men going to Arizona University where they both started a school newspaper. The newspaper was so well received that they dropped out of university in order to push it to go national. This paper has been so successful that it currently has a 9 million person readership.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin often advocate that the American people should welcome the Hispanic community. Their passion for this topic has led them to oppose Sheriff Joseph Arpaio at every turn and bend. The more they uncovered about the horrendous evil that this terrible man committed, the more their hearts sank.
It was their hope that if they publish stories concerning Joseph Arpaio, not only would America become compassionate to the terrible situation the Hispanic community finds itself in, but they would see Sheriff Joe Arpaio face justice. Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Facebook
They told stories about how Sheriff Joseph Arpaio encourages security guards to attack and murder Hispanic inmates who were in his prison system. He also turned a blind eye to any gangs who were beating and battering Hispanic men. It is no wonder that his jail cells have the highest rate of Hispanic suicides. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/press/ and https://about.me/michael-lacey
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio did not like hearing the stories told about him, even though they were true. He decided the best way to take care of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin was to silence them for good. He worked with several corrupt judges and obtained in unlawful warrant which allowed him initial entry into the homes of Lacey and Larkin.
There, he held the men hostage and demanded the evidence be turned to him. Of course, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin stood their ground and eventually Sheriff Joseph Arpaio went to jail because he broke their first amendment speech right.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin now run the Frontera Fund. This fund is used to give grant money to other nonprofits who fight for positive immigration reform. They will win.