Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund: Please Protect the Dreamers

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund hopes that the DACA people, also know as Dreamers, will get the legislature that they need to stay in the country.

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, recently decided that Dreamers should leave the country by March of 2018 unless Congress passes a law to allow them to stay in the country.

Dreamers are people who came to the United States as children with their parents as immigrants. Their parents did not become legal citizens so the children never became legal, either. After Congress failed to pass a law to protect these children, President Barack Obama made an executive order to protect them and and to allow them to stay in the country.

Some facts that a person should know about these Dreamers”

-Most agencies and people say that there are about 800,000 Dreamers in this country.

-According to the Pew Research Center, if they applied to be Dreamers, there could be as many as a million people could be Dreamers.

-Most Dreamers are in school or at a job.

-Most Dreamers are in college.

-21 $ of the Dreamers are part of education and health industry.

-If a Dreamer works, his or her average wage is about $14.

-If the Dreamers are thrown out of the country, the Gross Domestic Product could lose by about $460 billion.

-17 percent of Dreamers are married to an American citizen.

What is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund? This fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, co-starters of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. They were both arrested in rhe 2000s by Maricopa County Joe Arpaio. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

They were arrested at night because they would not reveal their notes about a grand jury deliberation that was important to the sheriff. They felt that the arrest was illegal and sued the county and the sheriff. The county and the sheriff settled the suit to the amount of about $4 million.

Lacey and Larkin used to money from the settlement to create the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The main goal of this fund to help protect rights of migrants such as the Dreamers and other organizations in the state of Arizona.

Lacey and Larkin don’t want what happened to them happen to other Arizonans. The fund will also help any Arizona organization or group that speak for human, civil and migrant rights

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund will help Arizona Dreamers as well.

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