Advocates of Immigrant Rights; the American Immigrant Council and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The US immigration law is one of the most complex areas to navigate in the country’s legal system. The extensive immigration policy covers Family based immigration, Employment based immigration, Refugees and Asylees, the Diversity Visa program, US citizenship and per country ceilings among other critical areas. The American Immigration Council (AIC) is a non-profit entity established to promote policies, laws and attitudes that honor US’s long history as an immigrant nation.

The council seeks to shape the American immigration experience in this day and age through research, litigation, international exchange, policy analysis and communication. Some of the short and long–term goals the council has set out to achieve include using the court system to demand a fair judicial hearing for immigrants and promoting cultural exchange as a strategy to connect American businesses with the world markets. The council is also committed to educating the general populace on the importance of social, political and economic input of immigrants. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

Since it’s founding in 1987, the council has continued to promote its initial goals of encouraging lively, fact driven debates, encouraging the harnessing of the skills and talents brought by immigrant and protecting immigrants who come into the US to seek protection. In an effort to bolster its capacity to promote its immigration and civil rights stance, AIC recently advertised several key positions, including that of Deputy Legal Director, Education and Training Coordinator, communication Specialist and Finance and Operations Associate.

The Finance and Operations Associate is assigned to work with the Deputy Executive Director and oversees the implementation of finance and operational management strategies. The Deputy Legal Director oversees non-litigation advocacy and legal education programs. The communication Specialist, on the other, is responsible for supporting the communication directives issued by the council along with producing and distributing various media contents. AIC’s main offices are located in Washington DC.

About Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are the proprietors of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times and the founders of the immigrant focused Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.

The fund supports immigrant, civil and human advocacy groups operating in Arizona. The one event that led to the establishment of the fund was the arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin on October 18, 2007 by then Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The journalists were accused of revealing particulars regarding the existence of grand jury proceedings that sought to collect reports covering Sheriff Arpaio.

The journalist promptly sued the county and a ruling made by US Courts of Appeals for the 9th Circuit awarded Michael and Jim $3.7 million. The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund website continues to highlight topics on immigration, with special focus on President Donald Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

In the run up to the 2016 US polls, the website highlighted key points voters needed to remember regarding Sheriff Arpaio. The points covered everything from Sheriff Arpaio’s lying under oath to a federal judge to his office misappropriating funds to the tune of $250 million since taking office.

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