The Frontera Fund is a private fund under the supervision of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. The fund currently has $3.75 million in cash, and they are using it to assist and support migrants coming from the south. The Frontera Fund managed to transform hundreds of lives, and those who were assisted by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin who are now successfully living in the United States with their families are donating some of their wealth to the fund so that it can help the newest set of migrants who would escape to the United States to experience a comfortable life.
The Frontera Fund was the payment of the Maricopa County to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. In 2007, the two were invited by Joe Arpaio’s men, the Maricopa County sheriff. He is accusing them of leaking confidential information regarding his case which was filed by the county attorney. He is also accusing the two of leaking his private home address, and he requested for these information to be taken down online and for those who have seen the information to be traced down using their IP addresses. The aggressive stance of Joe Arpaio irritated the local media and the population of Phoenix. They supported Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin by posting the same information online, and demanded that the two be released from prison.
The judge who handles the case filed against Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin decided to drop it days after the protest because of the fact that there are no strong evidences that would link Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin to the accusations of Joe Arpaio. The two were released, but they were advised by their lawyers to file a counter lawsuit against the Maricopa County for damaging their names. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin filed a counter lawsuit a few days later, and they’ve won the case. They were awarded with $3.75 million, and the two decided to launch a private fund that will help migrants from South and Central America. Joe Arpaio is a known critic of migrants coming into the United States, and this gave Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin the idea to help them.