Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know that it’s never a good idea to judge a migrant, especially when you do not know the full story. Frontera Fund, their business, agrees. It lives by the same principles and offers human rights knowledge and support to all.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are staunch Democrats who have given millions of dollars to fund many such political organizations and affiliations altogether, planting seeds and letting them fall where they may. One of their top concerns, as mentioned, lies in migrant rights. This area is one that’s often neglected. Migrants are not always taken at face value, nor are they fully appreciated for their hard work.
They did have to cross many barriers to escape their past country’s cruel life situations and move here to start anew, so they deserve some respect and support – not judgment and condemnation, which are never a good idea. Read more: Michael Larcey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | Twitter
Many migrants know what it is to live the hard life, and this is no easy statement to make as many reading this will often think of someone they know who is in a similar situation: It today’s day and age, it would not surprise me to hear of this as a greater majority of U.S. residents and citizens are now migrants – or were so at some point.
Since migrants comprise the greater population, then, it should logically follow that most people living in America will know someone who is a migrant or even knows a migrant as well. Migrants now come from Russia, China, Mexico, Venezuela, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and several other surrounding continents.
To migrate is no laughing matter but asks for one to risk it all with the possibility of gaining nothing back in return; this is always the risk that legal or illegal migrants will face when they leave their home territories, and that’s why their bravery should be applauded. Many, in fact, are never able to return to their original country – nor do they wish to as the U.S. offers many their chance to start over and truly seek the American dream, which is easier said than done.
When they arrive to the U.S., they now encounter a wealth of new problems: Where will they live? How much money do they have to survive on for the next few months – or the next week alone? Can they transfer their currency in time, and what are the conversion rates? How easy will it be to learn the new language, and what jobs will it allow them to have? What are the safe areas, and where are the crime “hot spots” to avoid? Will they be accepted in the end and “make it work”?
Obtaining citizenship, or even legal status, is more difficult than you can imagine. It requires several years of living in the country and fulfilling its every civic obligation in turn. It also involves having no infractions of the law on the record, not even major driving tickets.
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