Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin See Human Rights at Risk

With the new president in office, there are a lot of changes that will also come. One of the changes is that those who previously felt like their civil rights were protected now need to fear the problems that can come about as a result of this president.

It is something that many people have not had to worry about for a long time and something that some people have never had to worry about. Things are changing, though, and Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin want to stand by people through each problem that is going to come as a result of Trump.

Immigrants are the ones who are going to be most affected by the president’s new initiatives and who have already begun to feel the sting of what life is like in a country that is run by someone who really does not care for the immigrant population.

They are no longer able to live their lives without fear of the future and they have to deal with so many problems now as a result of Trump being in office. Even immigrants who have been living in the United States for years are being treated differently.

There are many people who have chosen to follow suit with the president. They are against immigrants who are here, against those who are going to come and even against people who are legal citizens but might look like they could be immigrants.

This is a huge change in the unity that was seen with Obama and something that has truly begun to divide the country to a point where it seems almost irreparable. There are many problems that have come as a result of these changes and it is has made things harder for everyone who could be an immigrant. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/

Even government officials have begun to adopt the attitude of Donald Trump. As was a case in Phoenix, that has a high immigrant population, people were being arrested simply looking like they could be undocumented. There were so many problems with this that Michael and Jim decided that they would report on it.

Unfortunately, the sheriff’s office thought that they were more powerful and they decided to arrest the men (who are citizens) for reporting on them. This surge in power hungriness of law enforcement agencies took an even larger leap when Trump came into power and the began to pick up on his same attitude.

While Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested for the report that they made, they were able to fight it. They had money from working as journalists and they knew that they were within their own civil rights. Since they did this, they decided to fight the case and to start doing what they could to make things better for other people.

They fought it and won over three million dollars. With this money, they started the Frontera Fund to help other people who didn’t have the money to fight their cases.

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