Protecting Migrant Workers from Corrupt Law Officials

Migrants are individuals who frequently move around to get work and to carry out a specific type of job. Most migrants work in the field of agriculture. However, there are plenty of migrant workers who perform jobs in the fields of technology, education and environmentalism. There are also many different classifications for migrant workers.

Most migrants can be classified in categories such as intercontinental, intra-continental, rural-urban migrants, impelled migration, seasonal migration, return migration and long and short-term migration. Intercontinental migrants travel from one nation to the next seeking some type of work. Intra-continental migrants travel from one part of a country to another area within the same country for work or to get a better life. Read more: Michael Larcey | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Twitter

Rural-urban migrants travel from rural or countryside of their nation or region into an urban population (city) to improve their lifestyle. Impelled migrants are forced to leave due to outside (indirect) circumstances that forces them out of their homeland. Seasonal migrants tend to leave their home to travel to another area for seasonal work.

Return migrants temporarily leave their homes until they can go back to them. Short-long term migration is a term that defines a migrant short term or long term departure from their original homeland. This migration could last for a couple of days to many years. Each situation will decide how long the migration will last.

Do not forget that the definition of migrant is a person that chooses to leave their country in search of a better life. This definition is very important for understanding how migrant people can have their rights violated. Since they are not officially citizens of the nation they are trying to settle into, some people from within that nation will try to violate their rights.

This is what happened to Lacey and Jim. These two men are the founders of the Phoenix News Times and they have created the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. This fund was created from the money that they both won back in 2007 from a case where their rights were violated.

A Maricopa County Sheriff by the name of Joe Arpaio had wrongfully arrested the two men after they use their publication to reveal some shading dealings pertaining to a case that Arpaio was involved. The case also included subpoenas for the identities of people who read the times. These violations impacted the journalists first amendment rights. The Frontera Fund now supports various migrant groups around Arizona.

Arizona migrant groups such as Puente Arizona, No More Deaths, Colibri Center for Human Rights and the Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights have benefited from the work of the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. Other groups that push for human and civil rights can also receive support from the Frontera Fund.

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