The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund helps struggling migrants and those abused by the Border Patrol system. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have decided to give back to the community. They have been donating to help political organizations that need their help. They won the case in the United States Court of Appeals against Sheriff Arpaio.
They are involved in many organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, the American Immigration Council, the American DREAM Act Coalition and the Arizona Justice Project. They support the Center for Neighborhood Leadership, The Colibri Center for Human Rights, Justice that Works and many more organizations in Arizona. They deal with immigration issues, the Trump administration and political issues that Mexicans deal with in the United States.
They have decided to support No More Deaths a humanitarian organization that is devoted to stopping the deaths of migrants in the deserts of southwestern Arizona. This organization was founded in 2004 and consists of members of the community and faith groups. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://james-larkin.com/about/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
They are actively involved in taking measures to reduce the death toll of migrants trying to cross the border. They promote a humane immigration policy, global movement building and consciousness raising. They also are involved with witnessing and responding as well as providing direct aid.
The volunteers hike and place aid in the desert. They leave water, food and socks along paths for migrants. They leave blankets and additional supplies for those trying to reach the border. They deliver first aid assistance and medical treatment when necessary.
They have been charged with federal crimes for their charitable actions. They were accused of interfering with wildlife and abandoning property in the desert; however, they are continuing with their efforts.
When in Mexico, they allow the immigrants and deportees the chance to make phone calls and help them cash their checks. They give people that are planning to cross the desert materials that will help them make it to their destination.
The volunteers report and document the behavior of the border patrol system when detaining immigrants. They have these three published reports: Crossing the Line, A Culture of Cruelty and Shakedown.
They discuss the abuse that thousands of people endure when trying to cross the border. They take personal accounts of stories and publish them, so the public can become aware of this mistreatment. Read more: Jim Larkin | Facebook and Jim Larkin | Twitter
The detainees are beaten, denied water and verbally abused. They suffer from psychological abuse, inhumane processing center conditions and are separated from their family members.
Unfortunately, the organizations attempt to help migrants crossing the border are being deterred by the Border Control. They have found their water bottles slashed and their supplies are destroyed to discourage people from crossing.
When evaluating the Border Patrols custody centers, they have recorded human rights violations and what they believe is torture under international law.
Hopefully, with the help the Frontera Fund the organization will be to deter the mistreatment of the immigrants. They may be able to get them justice and stop the abuse.