Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and No More Deaths Embark on Advocating For Migrant and Civil Rights

America is among the nations where human, migrant and civil rights are often undermined. Without groups to advocate for these rights, then the public would be challenged. The immigration officers choose to re-open the deferred cases of deportation.

The public terms the acts as an effort of overturning policies of the Obama era shielding non-felon immigrants being deported. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737 and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/

Therefore, the court reopened the many cases related to deportation and reconsidered them with strict prosecutorial practices. Pima County Supervisors Board and the Council of Tucson City joined hands in resisting damaging and offensive symbol of division and fear of President Trump. Pima board denounced the border wall for being unnecessary and expensive.

No More Deaths on humanitarian aid

No More Deaths is a nonprofit humanitarian aid in Arizona. The firm reports that the border patrol agents have surrounded their camp in Arizona. Volunteers under No More Deaths provide shelter, basic medical care, water, and food to any immigrant crossing the border. Border Patrol agents often threaten No More Deaths with felonies.

These Border officers even slash water bottles that No More Deaths placed on the trail for saving the border-crossers lives. The behavior is evil. The international human rights law forbids the government from interfering with humanitarian aid.

The Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act lowers the Act of the Anti-Border Corruption’s standards of hiring for Border and Customs Protection. The bill speeds up the hiring process. It also exempts certain military and law enforcement applicants from taking the usual polygraph exam.

The Anti-Border Reauthorization Act meets the executive order by Trump of hiring 5000 Border officers and 10,000 Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) agents. The last time ICE and BP increased their hiring, illegal activities such as corruption increased. Between 2003 and 2016, Border Patrol agents doubled its number, while ICE almost tripled in the same time.

The number of BP agents arrested for violating civil rights or off-duty crimes like domestic violence increased by 44% from 2007 to 2012. From 2004 till now, almost 200 Border Patrol agents have been arrested for crimes such as corruption. From 2010 to 2012, Border Patrol officers shot more than 67 people.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. The two have donated settlement money to fund migrant rights firms in Arizona. The settlement ($ 3.75 million) arose out of their arrest by Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County Sheriff.

The two journalists were arrested from their homes late in the night. The sheriff then jailed them for revealing the grand jury proceedings existence.

Larkin and Lacey spent their careers defending and asserting the First Amendment rights and sued the county.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports groups advocating for human, migrant, and civil rights. It also supports the freedom of civic participation and speech in Arizona.

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