The Support that Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey offer to Arizona-based Immigrants

The rights of over 325,000 Arizona-based immigrants have been violated for decades. In 2013, the Lacey and Larking Frontera Fund was established to support various activist groups that advocate for immigrant rights. More than 25 organizations currently depend on funding from the charity. The founders of the Frontera Fund are Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey.

The two journalist had a hard time when Joe Arpaio was the sheriff of the Maricopa County. They used to oppose the sheriff’s harsh policies that targeted immigrant, and they were once wrongfully detained for failing to obey his orders.

The arrest was based on an invalid subpoena that demanded them give the names and I.P addresses of the writer, editors, and readers of the Phoenix New Times. They sued the county government for infringing their First Amendment rights and were offered a $3.75 million settlement. All the settlement money was dedicated to founding the Frontera Fund.

Aliento is an organization that benefits from the Lacey and Larkin’s charity, and it was started by undocumented youth to offer the Hispanic community healing by using art and advocacy.

It is committed to developing creativity that shows the humanity of U.S-based undocumented immigrants who have often been criminalized and even deported. Aliento strives to change how immigrants are perceived through art creation, education workshops, and leadership development.

Over one million undocumented persons and DACA beneficiaries have been living in fear since Donald Trump became the U.S president. Deportations are likely to occur soon since the DACA program has already been terminated.

Many dreamers have also been unable to get in-state tuition and even driver’s licenses. Currently, less than 7 percent of the undocumented youths have managed to access higher education.

The activist organization has been striving to support the welfare of the individuals who are DACA eligible in Arizona. It worked hard to protect the DACA program before President Trump abolished it.

The primary goal of Aliento is to make sure that the undocumented immigrants are empowered through pro-educational programs, healing, resilience, mindfulness, and addressing deportation issues. The organization currently plans to hold seminars is two states where it will train beneficiaries and advocates of the DACA program.

The retreats will help dreamers to know their rights and also urge schools, business and churches to support them. The founder of Aliento, Reyna Montoya, believes that all immigrants are not safe under the Donald Trump administration.

Justice That Works also appreciates the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund for being one of its benefactors. The organization operates in the grassroots and is devoted to ending mass incarceration in Arizona.

It has been opposing the violation of immigrant rights, detentions, and deportation in the name of making the state safe. Justice That Works believes that surveillance, police, and prison systems show an immoral society that thinks some people can be disposable. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

According to the activist group, the approaches that are used by governments undermine equity, dignity, and safety by encouraging violence against marginalized communities.

It is striving to end the current system that the perpetuates poverty among immigrants and denies them social investments such as education, healthcare, public transport, and many others.

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: https://about.me/jim_larkin and http://james-larkin.com/press/

Securus Technologies Offers Two Way Institutional Communications

Securus Technologies has impressed me as one of the leading providers of communications for correctional facilities regarding the linking of inmates to their families on a real-time platform. Securus Technologies services over 1.2 million inmates in over 2,200 facilities all over the North American Continent. The ability to provide communications between inmates and their families is a big plus for everyone involved.

 

There are several different plans that are available for the correctional facility phone systems. Inmates and their families can choose between Traditional Collect, where the person who is being called pays the charge, if he or she accepts it, Direct Billing where a bill is sent regularly to a responsible party, usually the family, Advance Connect, where the bill is paid in advance, or inmate debit, where the inmate pays for the call.

 

One service that is very popular is the video service that is live with the family at home and the inmate at the institution. Since it is live-streaming it is just like the family is right there for a visit. This saves driving, gasoline expense, and waiting until meeting space is available at the correctional facility.

 

One feature that is very important is a voice recognition piece of the software that can identify who is actually speaking on the phone. This is invaluable in keeping criminal activities from taking place over the phone lines. It keeps the criminal element from making plans over the phones especially if the inmates and the people on the outside are aware that this capability exists.

 

There are many instances where crimes have been solved when certain parties had been talking about them on the Securus phone lines. Searches can be done by date and caller to pinpoint important evidence. Prison authorities and law enforcement officers have been able to use the evidence in court which has led to arrests and further punishment of the perpetrators.

 

Brown Modelling Agency: Only the Beginning

Austin just got a brand new face lift- and it’s all thanks to Justin Brown!

Justin Brown, founder of Brown Modelling Agency, just made it possible for Residents from all over Texas to break into the entertainment industry- without having to travel hundreds of thousands of miles to do so.

Brown Modelling agency is a talent agency for anyone looking to join the fashion world as well as the film and television industry.

Justin Brown first developed this concept in the early 2000s when he realized he had a passion for modelling, and helping others achieve the same level of success that he had. Moving to Texas, Brown, discovered an overlooked potential in the small, yet character filled, city of Austin. It was then that he began his first agency, JB Models and Talent, in the year 2008. Licensed by Wilhelmina National Agency.

Still, even after getting a positive response, it wasn’t enough. He needed to aim higher and he wanted to be an essential part of putting Austin on the map for the entertainment industry. With that in mind, he set his sights on another talent agency that appealed to Brown’s interests.

Heyman Talent South, which included, local captain, Michael Bonnee would be Justin’s next target. After coming together and realizing that the two would be stronger together than apart, Bonnee and Brown formed their partnership.

With Michael Bonnee and Heyman Talent South on board, Brown opened up a new agency. One that wasn’t solely centered on modelling, but one that also struck the film and television industry. This new agency would be known as The Brown Agency.

The Brown Agency’s success has continued to rise ever since the announcement of its arrival. The Agency has booked Modelling gigs for major events and companies such as NY Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton and many more.

As far as booking actors goes, they’ve booked for series like The Leftover, Queen of the South, and American Crime.

Though in its early stages, The Brown Agency is showing top dog potential in regards to the jobs they’ve booked for Texas locals.

According to Market Wired, the agency has opened doors for those in Texas seeking to be a part of the Hollywood limelight, and is quickly making its seemingly permanent mark in the industry.

With the level of success they’ve managed to accomplish thus far, the only direction that Brown Agency can go from here, is up.

To learn more about The Brown Agency and how you can become a part of The Brown Agency team, visit their website at www.brownagency.co.

Also, follow them on Instagram and Facebook to get an inside look at some of their amazing work!

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