The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has been advocating for people to support the organization called DACA. Unknown for many, DACA plays an integral part in the stability of sectors such as the education sector and labor.
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and it is an organization that immigrants to work and study in the United States. There are thousands upon thousands of DACA arrivals in the country, but several thousand of them are already losing their permits as the organization has been derailed and is fast coming to an end. Why is ht damaging the States?
First off, the U. S. has been experiencing a significant decrease in teachers in every single state. Every year there are more and more resignations are teachers are severely underpaid. The crisis has already begun, but DACA was the answer to the issue as many of the youths were training to become teachers and quench the need for pre-school and elementary teachers across the states. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/
Now that they can no longer stay in the U. S. the teacher crisis is going to grow far worse. The state of Arizona alone is short of 1,328 teachers this year, and that number is even higher in some states.
The number is going to continue rising as teachers are quitting their jobs due to minute payment and no raise in sight as the Secretary of Education has been turning a blind eye since she was appointed to the position.
The second issue that the United States is going to have to face is the severe decrease in work power.
The GDP of each state per year is going to drop significantly with the end of DACA. Up to date, there are more than 700 000 people working in the U. S. because of DACA. There are DACA arrivals in every single state. Over the course of the year, the States will be loosing 30 000 working people every single month.
There will be thousands of households that will stop working, stop paying bills, and stop purchasing goods and using services. According to the Center of American Progress, the GDP of the United States will be dropping over the next ten years, and the country will be looking at a GDP loss of well over $433.4 billion, all because those undocumented immigrants were removed due to the fall of DACA.
So, who is responsible for the chaos to ensue? Trump’s government has been working on creating a country that is less welcoming to foreigners. There have been several protests to protect DACA and prevent the crisis in the workforce and in education from spreading like wildfire.
While Trump’s officials are working on ”purging” the country as he put it, the United States is facing more problems than what the officials can handle or even care to notice.
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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are both journalists from Arizona. They are the former owners and operators of the Phoenix New Times, and they are now the owners of The Frontera Fund and Front Page Confidential, a charity and a new publication. They shifted their business interests shortly after a lawsuit against Maricopa County.
The lawsuit was a result of the immoral policing techniques of Joe Arpaio. Joe Arpaio had been illegally arresting immigrants for years, but the arrest of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin marked the first time he tried to silence the press. Joe Arpaio used Latinos and immigrants to make a name for himself, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin exposed him for the racist he is, and the former Phoenix New Times owners found themselves behind bars.
The two journalists had their first amendment rights violated, so that is exactly what Lacey and Larkin advocate for in FrontPage Confidential. They post stories pertaining to other civil and constitutional rights as well.
The Frontera Fund is a way of directly undoing the damage caused by Joe Arpaio. This organization works directly with other charities that benefit the lives of Hispanics. The Frontera Fund provides funds to the ACLU of Arizona, but they also support more niche organizations like Can The Border Divide Us?, which conducts educational lectures and movie showings.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are doing everything in their power to fix the horrible damage caused by Joe Arpaio during his 24 year reign as Sheriff of Maricopa County.