DACA on the List of Organizations Funded by the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund

There are so many immigrants in the USA, with over 65,000 illegal immigrants graduating from US schools, every year. As a result of high illegal immigrants, there are many deportation cases. However, since the launch of the Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), many illegal immigrants who entered the US as kids are able to work and study in the US.

The DACA program prevents illegal immigrants, with good behavior, from being deported. This is by the provision of a renewable two-year period of time for deferred action and the eligibility to work and study in the US. In order to be eligible for this program, one has to have immigrated to the US before they were 16 years old. Also, they have to have continuously lived in the country since the year 2007. Additionally, they have to have been born on the 16th of June 181 or later and have no legal issues.

This programs has really helped a lot of students and workers, who crossed the border to empower themselves economically. However, the benefit is two-way as the immigrants dutifully pay their taxes and economically empower the nation.

Being a non-profit organization, DACA is funded by a number of institutions and individuals. On top of the list for DACA funders is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. Larkin & Lacey is a non-profit organization that was founded by Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. The two are co-founder of the Village Voice.

About Larkin &Lacey Frontera Fund

The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund was founded with the settlement money that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin received when they won the case for wrongful arrest. It had all happed in the middle of the night, in the year 2007. The two were arrested from their respective homes, put in tinted SUVs and taken to different prisons.

The reason for their arrest was that they had exposed the private home address of Joe Arpaio even after receiving warning not to do so. However, the circumstances in which the address was revealed were legitimate. Besides, the address could easily have been retrieved by anyone with internet. Therefore, they were trying to prove that by Joe Arpaio willingly indicating his private home address and not those of his commercial addressed, it showed that they had something to hide.

Luckily, a public outcry got them out of jail within a day and all charges were dropped. But, they sued and won. And, with the settlement money, they decided to pursue justice for others.