The United States is one of the most powerful and prosperous countries on the planet. As a result, it becomes one of the most idealized countries to live in. It has attracted millions of migrants in the past, with some of them trying to enter the United States without any documentation at all.
These undocumented migrants are the subject of abuse from the border authorities, and some of them are being deported back to their homeland once the officers found out that they do not have the appropriate papers to live and work in the United States.
Migrants’ rights activists Michael and Jim are helping these migrants adapt a new life in the United States. They are helping the migrants, both documented and undocumented, find a new place to live and then assisting them in applying for a job. They are helping these people through their $3.75 million Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund.
This action from Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin did not please Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of the Maricopa County. He was once known as the “Toughest Sheriff in America,” and he was accused by the migrant population as a cruel sheriff to subjects the migrants to torture and abuse before they are deported back to their home countries.
Stories that describe how ruthless he is surfaced after he announced his interest in running for the United States Senate. Moments after he announced his candidacy, websites like Twitter were filled with stories portraying him as a monster.
One Twitter user claimed that he killed a dog once because it belonged to migrants; another Twitter user posted gruesome information on how he and his men left a pregnant woman to die on the Mexican border because she does not have the papers to give birth in the United States.
There are also stories about his infamous tent city, which is being compared by some people to North Korean concentration camps. Joe Arpaio denied all of the allegations, but what he cannot deny is the fact that he was arrested and jailed because of contempt. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | LinkedIn
After the county attorney’s office was informed with the continuous racial profiling and discrimination by Joe Arpaio, they issued a letter of warning to the former Maricopa County sheriff. However, Joe Arpaio ignored the warnings and continued harassing the migrants in his area.
The county attorney has to issue a warrant of arrest because of contempt, and he was put behind bars. However, he stated that he would be released from the prison once Donald Trump wins the election. After Donald Trump became elected to the office, Joe Arpaio was pardoned. This action from the president gained criticism, especially with Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin.
Now, the duo is pleading to the migrant population, asking them not to support the candidacy of Joe Arpaio. They are stated that someone like Joe Arpaio should not win the Senatorial race because it would be disastrous for the migrant community if a monster like him will be elected.