For close to about one decade, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been in and out of courts and have a funny encounter that would change their entire lives. They were engaged in a very serious legal issue that changed their entire lives.
In fact, their careers were brought to a serious stop. This is all because of migrant status. After serious court battles. They have battled out for a whole ten years but they later were rewarded a settlement of $3.75 million. Learn more about Lacey and Larkin: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
They both decided not to share the money equally but rather to create a fund that would help them effectively fight for the rights of these immigrants. They used the money towards helping the immigrants undergoing similar problems in Arizona.
The case for Larkin and Lacey came to be when the two journalists were they both were arrested from homes. They were taken into different cells which were a great trouble to their careers.
They were forcing them to disclose the number of people who had read their article they had published regarding the Maricopa Couty Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. They were also being held because they were believed to have some discriminating information. They made a lot of demands regarding their online magazines and the potential readers.
Larkin and Lacey have spent the majority of their lives and careers trying to defend the rights of the immigrants. In general, they have focused their attention on the lives of the American citizens whom they say that they deserve a better treatment. They have been fighting very serious battles that touch on the lives and the future of Americans but bothers very few people across the world.
The money they would get as the settlement would help so many people across the world fight for the immigrants and them issues and mostly base their focus on the Mexico-US border. This is a point that has the largest number of undocumented immigrants mostly from the Spanish speaking world.
Larkin and Lace after the tough battle received a settlement of $3.75 which they used to register a Fund known as Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund that was their solution.
They worked for the success of their company and supported so many groups that worked for the success of the migrants. They had faced a lot of challenges and the fund was enough weapon to help their voices to be heard in every corner of the globe.