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Michael Lacey Fights for Immigrant Rights

The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was founded, in part, by Michael Lacey who is the son of a construction worker and moved West in the late 1960s to study at Arizona State University. Lacey dropped out of college less than a year in, but he took a job as the editor of New Times and was among the growing newspapers in the alternative media outlets.

The independent journalist, Michael Lacey, continued to become a more and more prominent voice in the alternative media as his paper New Times brought Westworld in 1983 and the operation he started turned into a multimillion dollar operation with 17 like-minded newspapers across the country as more and more publications were brought by the company including the LA Times, Miami New Times, and Village Voice.

Michael Lacey was arrested in late 2013, which turned out to be a false arrest as the warrant to even arrest him in the first place was counterfeit. Lacey and his friend Larkin used the $3.75 million in payouts from the false arrest to start The Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund which helps Latin-Americans settling in America with the money from the lawsuit settlement.

This is a shove back in the face of Joe Arpaio had the warrant executed in the first place, showing that Michael Lacey would not stop fighting for those who he thought deserved support no matter what other people thought of him doing so.

In 2012, Lacey sold his collection of newspapers to an executive company that is now reaching 9 million readers in physical print every day, and another 56 million readers every month online. Lacey has also been honored with a Pulitzer Prize and has also enjoyed hundreds of other journalist awards for his work over the years.  Read more: Michael Lacey |

Today, Michael Lacey is busy fighting against the Trump Administration with everything he can to stop the repeal of the DACA which has granted amnesty and worker rights to about 800,000 immigrants that otherwise will be deported.

Trump’s Administration wants to override DACA, which would leave these people who are covered by it vulnerable to deportation even though they have lived in the US for 5+ years and all have jobs or study here and are productive parts of our society.

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