The United States of America has always been open to progress and change. Now admittedly, some of the progress and change has come slowly, but it has come nonetheless.
The reason that change occurs in this country is because we have the ability to speak freely concerning the issues of our day. This form of activism has carried us far in a democracy and the moment we lose it is the moment we lose everything is great about this country.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are two of the main activists who are lobbying for immigration rights. It is their correct belief that there is a proper way to welcome immigrants into this country and help them acclimate accordingly.
They have over 9 million followers who read their Village Voice Media which often details what we must do as a country to make it more welcoming toward immigrants.
Throughout the publications, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have often reported on the criminal activity occurring in the Maricopa County by Sheriff Joseph Arpaio.
The nation knows that he takes a very tough stance when it comes to immigrants. However, this tough stance often leads over into brutality against our fellow man.
Michael and Larkin informed the nation of the time that Sheriff Joseph Arpaio took justice into his own hands and punished a family for doing no wrong.
He was investigating a home that he believed may have been a transitional point for a drug cartel. After the police and the drug dogs failed to discover illegal substances, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio still believe they must be there.
He took a sledgehammer and broke down the walls to find anything he could. During this endeavor, he accidentally hit the electrical wiring which ended up catching the house on fire. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Facebook
Sheriff Joseph Arpaio had been a tyrannical ruler for far too long and got to the point that he believed he could get away with anything, including arresting people as if he was part of some fascist government.
Going in the cover of darkness so that nobody would see, Sheriff Joseph Arpaio brought some of his most loyal men to illegally handcuff these two men.
Michael and Jim were victims of an ever-growing problem where the government no longer respects our right to the freedom of speech.
When the nation heard that their constitutional right had been violated by the government itself the outcry was so powerful the Sheriff Joseph Arpaio was forced to release these men.
Powerful nonprofit groups would ally with Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin in order to help them seek justice. They were awarded a settlement that totaled over $3 million.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin would go on to publish the Front Page Confidential and start the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. By utilizing these two things, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are preparing the current generation to fight for the freedom of speech and proper rights for immigrants who call this country home.