Immigrant issues have always been thorny issues all over the world. However, the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund started by Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin is out to make the lives of immigrants and refugees easier. The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund is one of the foundations that is fighting for the rights of underprivileged immigrants and refugees. In America, other organizations have managed to rise despite the many challenges that they are facing.
About The Tucson Samaritans/ Los Samaritans
The Tucson Samaritans/Los Samaritans is an organization that was started by the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson. The organization fights for the rights of immigrants and ensures that their journey across the border in is peaceful and safe.
The services that they provide include desert trips where they drop food and water for the immigrants who might be crossing the border. In addition to this, they also donate clothing, food, and water to the immigrants as they arrive in Tucson, America. They also provide deportees with phone calls.
For the safe passage of immigrants in the Tucson Samaritans purchase food packs, socks, water jugs, gallons of water, gasoline for the desert trips and repair cars with any money that well-wishers donate.
About No More Deaths/ No Mas Muertes
No More Deaths is an establishment that fights for the rights of immigrants. It is based in Southern Arizona and it was started in 2004 by various community-based organizations.
The organization’s main objective is to stop the numerous deaths and suffering of immigrants who are passing through the Mexico-American border.
Some of the ways that the organization is able to carry out its mandate include consciousness awareness, witnessing, providing direct aid to the immigrants in the desert, advocating for better immigration policies and laws and building a global movement. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jim-larkin-2#/entity and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jim-larkin/
In a bid to ensure that their objectives and aims are met, No More Deaths carries out numerous projects which include: Aid in Mexico: where they provide aid to deportees and immigrants in the northern Sonora area.
Aid in the desert: where they provide aid in the southwestern Arizona desert through providing food, water, emergency first aid, blankets, socks and other supplies and many others which ensure the immigrant is comfortable.
About the Larkin and Lacey Frontera fund
The Larkin and Lacey was started in 2013 to fight for the rights of immigrants and civil rights societies in Arizona. The fund was started with 3.7 million dollars which was the settlement money paid to writers Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin by the Maricopa County for abusing their constitutional rights.
The two writers had written an article about how immigrant’s rights were being violated in Maricopa County. The article was published in the Phoenix New Times and as a result of this they were arrested and tried unconstitutionally.