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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: The Fight for Immigration Rights Continues

One of the biggest issues being faced today by the people who are pushing the advocacies of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin is the pardon that President Donald Trump did for Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

This article will revisit the recent article that the two journalists, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, wrote for Front Page Confidential after what they underwent in their fight for immigration rights.

The Worst Sherriff

In the Front Page Confidential publication, we can really read the testy stand of the two journalists on what President Donald Trump has done over the decision of were Sheriff Joe Arpaio will go in the future.

There will no doubt be more of the outrage from the decision of President Trump to absolve the former sheriff. In fact, many protests have probably been initiated to voice out the discontent of the people.

It should probably also be mentioned in this article how this trademark Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin case has really gotten to where it is right now. Ten years ago, this issue started because of what the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio did to the two journalists while they were working on their tasks and assignments on immigration rights around their area.

One night, the Sheriff illegally detained the two journalists, suspecting that what the two were doing were sabotaging the country because they were supporting immigrants’ rights, which shouldn’t be the case, according to the Sheriff.

Because of such illegal detention, there is now a settlement case and a staggeringly ominous amount of $3.75 million dollars as a form of relief of what the two journalists underwent. When the two journalists were arrested by the Sheriff, both of them were still working for the Village Voice, as executive editor and the CEO of the company.

It was also intimated that because of such work of the journalists, they were suspected by the Sheriff to be favoring the immigrants more than the citizens of the United States, who are the original citizens and locals in the states.

The Misdeeds

It was also suspected that Sheriff Joe Arpaio held a grudge against the two journalists because of the constant reporting in the New York Times from them about the outrageous misdeeds that he was responsible for since his election in 1992.

This grudge is what led of the arrest of the journalists. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

Anyway, the victory and the settlement of the money that the two journalists received is now being used to fund the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, which is a nonprofit that promotes the rights of immigrants, especially their freedom of speech.

With the current projects that the nonprofit is doing, there’s still now a big hope that many people will experience the protection, support and assistance that come from people who don’t want other people to experience what the two journalists did.

We must also include here the fact that the $3.75 million dollars of settlement money is now being also used to make sure the rights of migrants and immigrants are not only protected, but also sustained in the coming years.

Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn


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