There are millions of people across the globe that are suffering from human rights abuse and helping them get out of their situations, hundreds of human rights organizations are working round the clock.
The world is progressing at a rapid pace, but at the same time, many unresolved issues have manifested the human civilization. The cases of human rights violations are increasing with every passing day, and it is a matter of grave concern. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook
One of the most significant problems that the world civilization is facing right now is terrorism, which has negatively transformed the lives of millions of people in many of the Middle Eastern Countries. Terrorism has taken lives of millions of people and has displaced millions more.
The people who have lost everything due to terrorism and ongoing political and social conflict in their countries are looking for new countries to call their home and get safe shelter. Many of the countries have given refuge to many people, while many countries have reservations as to whether they should allow refugees to take asylum in their countries or not for various reasons.
However, the worst part is that the cases of human rights violations are not only surfacing in the underdeveloped countries but the highly developed nations like the United States as well.
Recently, two of the most respected and noted journalists and human rights and migrant rights activists in the United States, Michael Lacey, and Jim Larkin were arrested from their home in the late hours of the night by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
The charges that were put on them for the arrest were invalid and illegal, which led to the national outcry and it led to them being released from the jail within twenty-four hours.
However, it led to the debate as to whether the administration and its officials are misusing their powers against the people that speak up against them and bring to the surface the loopholes in the society. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey run the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. It is two of the most critical newspapers in Arizona that have been highlighting the misuse of power by Joe Arpaio and his administration.
The legal battle started after Jim and Michael were released from the jail, and the court not only gave them a clean chit in the case but also provided them with a settlement amount of $3.75 million. It is one of the most debated lawsuits against the state in recent times in the United States.
Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have seen the Hispanic community in Arizona suffering for many years, and it is for this reason they transformed the settlement amount they got into Frontera Fund.
The Frontera Fund is used today to champion the cause of freedom of right and expression and to make reforms in the migrant rights.
Frontera Fund also supports many other organizations and political candidates in Arizona that speak for the migrant rights and upheld the First Amendments Rights of the citizens.