The Arizona Dream Act Coalition is an organization that was put in place by undocumented students who called themselves the dreamers. They formed the group with a positive motive in seeking and constructing ways that could respond to the harsh 2006 law.
The law required undocumented students to be paying prohibitively expensive out-of-state tuition to exempt them from receiving benefits in publicly funded scholarships. The undocumented students aired out their interest to the world about their undocumented and unafraid situation that was so compromising.
Initially, the student founders competed for the private scholarship to attend colleges which include Arizona State University College of Law and Stanford University School of Engineering.
Nowadays the most regarded Arizona Dream Act Coalition advocates for affordable low tuition fees, immigrant, and human rights, and education rights. The Arizona Dream Act Coalition filed a lawsuit claiming the Arizona governor segregated Dreamers from immigrants. She denied them driving licenses even after being permitted to stay in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security.
GED2DACA Organization was launched by Literacy Connects and Scholarship A-Z the main aim being to help Dreamers to overcome educational challenges in obtaining the merits of DACA. Precisely, to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA), undocumented people required a high school diploma or its equivalency or be presently enrolled in a given school. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
Unfortunately, those lacking the required documents and qualification are not admitted in public education programs and also faces financial barriers that prevent them from joining private education programs. However, there is hope for the determined young individuals who are unfortunate to follow their dreams which greatly relies on the deportation protection process offered by DACA.
GED2DACA always comes in to help and prepare Dreamers in Pima County, Arizona in earning high school diplomas or its equivalency and be in a position to apply for DACA. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia
For the ten weeks preparation sessions, there are no charges required and also no need of providing proof of residency. The organization is committed to expanding the programs to cover the whole of Arizona.
Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund supports the organizations that advocate for human, civil, and migrant rights. For instance, they support SYSTEM Phoenix which offers College XTrip tours meant to motivate students in attaining higher education.
Jim and Mike established Larkin Frontera Fund after receiving a lump sum as compensation for being arrested by Sherrif Joe Arpaio. He used to detain and demonize Mexican migrants or any brown skin migrant including the American citizens.
The duos earmarked the money for the unique initiative aimed to benefit the Hispanic community that has faced racism and civil rights abuses in Arizona.
Mike and Jim are the Co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix News Times. The two journalists have used the platform to support the immigrants and the groups advocating for human, civil and migrants rights