Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund Defends Civic, Human, and Migrant Rights

The Colibri Center is one of the groups that is supported by Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. This is a family advocacy group that is located in Tucson, Arizona. They were one of the first groups to be funded by the Lacey and Larkin Frontera organization.

They work with a variety of people including scientist and regular families to put an end to the increasing migrant deaths and sufferings that occur not he Mexican border. They work through this issue from the approach of basic human rights.

The Colibri Center has a database that helps them in order to identify the missing and dead so that they can provide relief to the families looking for their loved ones. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin also have an advanced DNA program that is essential in the identification of the individuals who are killed trying to cross the border. Many of the dead cannot be identified using finger prints and photos due to the harsh conditions of the land.

This make DNA identification extremely important. These DNA collections will be sent to a lab where the results will be evaluated. They also have a family network that works to provide a support group for families who are missing or have lost loved ones. They intend to assist in the healing process in any way that they can. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter

In San Diego, the Border Angels groups focuses on helping people who are negatively affected by the denial of migrant and immigration rights. They are trying to prevent the increasing number of deaths on the border and provide support to the families who have lost someone. They also try to promote community awareness to this growing issue and place water along the border to help anyone who might need it.

Back in 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested in the middle of the night in their homes. They went on to sue the Maricopa country sheriff for unlawful detainment and were eventually awarded a large settlement of $3.75 million after the grand jury determined that the arrest has absolutely no basis and was completely unlawful. These two journalists decided they needed to use this money and help other people, so they went on to create the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

This group was meant to provide support to other civic, human, and migrant rights groups. They also try to promote the fight of freedom of speech and civix participation along the U.S. and Mexican border. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

They are mainly focused on the Arizona area but their reach has spanned all over. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has had a huge impact on other civic, human, and migrant rights groups just by word of mouth and showing they really can made a difference.