Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are human activists in the United States. They are some of the legendary human rights activists who have assisted the United States to attain the status of being a leading nation in the world in tackling the human rights violations menace.
For the last four decades, they have been operating in the country with the intention of making the country even better in dealing with issues related to human rights violations. Lacey and Larkin are from the state of Arizona and are some of the people who have been leading the state in fighting against violation of immigrants’ rights.
Lacey and Larkin are dedicated to the work of fighting for human rights in the country. Since they left the Arizona state university, they made it a mission to fight discrimination of the migrant’s community living in the state of Arizona.
For a long time, the immigrants living in the United States were treated like second-hand human beings. Many natives did not accord them the respect they deserve this was one of the ways through which discrimination was perpetrated.
Lacey and Larkin were sorry to see people who had no mistake apart from being migrants in the United States being put in jail or being denied services. The move was ill-intentioned, and the immigrant community was going through a challenging time in the history of their movement into the United States. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
Lacey and Larkin had themselves gone through the same discrimination which they are now condemning. Lacey and Larkin had been arrested by officers sent by the sheriff of Maricopa County called Joe Arpaio. This was the sheriff behind the worst cases of human discrimination in recent past.
The level of discrimination that he put immigrants through was horrible. He made sure that none of them was able to live in the country freely in the manner in which they wanted.
Lacey and Larkin followed up on the cases that were associated with Arpaio, and this is the reason why he arrested them. The good thing about Lacey and Larkin is that they knew their rights.
They took the matter to the relevant authorities, and the courts acted on Joe Arpaio. He was found guilty of acts of racial profiling. He was warned against perpetuating such acts. Lacey and Larkin were given a compensation of $3.75 million to assist them to recover from the trauma and discrimination that they went through after their arrest.
Lacey and Larkin have dedicated their whole lives to helping the immigrants in the state get what is rightful for them. There is no human being who should not be given a chance to live happily despite being an immigrant. With the money they got from the courts, Lacey and Larkin decided that the best thing they could do was to give back to the community.
They gave the money back to support the activities of fighting discrimination of the immigrants. They started an organization called Frontera Fund to support the activities of other human rights organizations in the state which could not afford to put up a campaign.