Michael and Jim have been working hard to save the migrants from abuse. Their main focus is with the migrants who are coming into the United States without the proper documents because they are the main ones that are being targeted by human traffickers.
They are also helping out migrants with complete papers, to an extent. Being one of the most popular migrants’ rights activists in the country today, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have been experiencing constant criticism from their actions, especially those who believe that the migrants should be kept out of the borders of the United States.
Joe Arpaio could be considered as one of their top critics, and the former Maricopa County sheriff has been calling them out because of their continuous assistance to the undocumented migrants.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have conflicted with Joe Arpaio ever since he was elected as the county sheriff in 1992, and he would always blatantly expressed his will to see the two activists arrested for their actions.
For Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, Joe Arpaio is the epitome of an individual who has no compassion for his fellow human being. There are stories about his cruelty to the migrants, but he would always shrug off the accusations saying that those are not true. However, for his victims, the trauma that he inflicted would always resurface once they meet him face to face.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin have also experienced the cruelty of Joe Arpaio. They were arrested by his men one night in 2007, because of the accusations that they posted confidential information about his case online, along with his private information. The case was brought to the court, but because of insufficient and weak evidence that was presented by the side of Joe Arpaio, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were soon released.
A counter lawsuit was filed by the two migrants’ rights activists, as suggested by their lawyer, and they won. The two were awarded by the Maricopa County a staggering amount of $3.75 in damages, and they used this money to establish the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund.
After his case was dismissed, Joe Arpaio would still be involved in racial profiling and racial discrimination against the migrant population in Phoenix. As more and more people are experiencing his unruly behavior, several groups have filed complaints with the county attorney’s office, demanding for actions against the continuous abuse by Joe Arpaio. They sent him a warning letter that he would ignore, and when the county attorney’s office became fed up because of his continued racial profiling and discrimination, they issued a warrant of arrest against him in the grounds of contempt. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare and Jeremy Goldstein | Facebook
Joe Arpaio was sent to jail, and the migrant population in the United States, along with Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, celebrated as he would now have to live the rest of his life behind bars. However, President Donald Trump pardoned him after he has won the presidency, much to the dismay of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin and the migrant population of the United States.
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