One of the main type of migrant categories that impacts the world today has to deal with the Syrian refugee crises. In the Spring of 2011 thousands of Syrian citizens poured out into the streets to publicly protest President Bashar al-Assad’s rule of the country.
President al-Assad responded harshly to the protest. The Syrian protestors eventually became armed rebels. Now, an ongoing conflict had begun and the country of Syria was thrust into a civil war.
As a result of this action, millions of Syrian citizens were displaced from their homes. They had no choice but to leave the country. Many Syrian people fled into areas such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Europe.
Many of these refugees have entered into these countries without any resources and has placed a large strain on these economies. The refugees entering into Europe and other nations cannot be sent back into Syria. They will definitely be placed back into harm’s way.
The problem that many refugees are facing is that they are not always welcomed into the territories they are trying to escape. This is especially true for Syrian refugees trying to get into Europe to start a better life.
Many European countries (especially those from the European Union) are dealing with refugees as migrants. They are processing them into their nation by using their immigration laws.
Keep in mind that most European nations are well funded. However, they tend to have small populations and limited space. It is estimated that at least 1.3 million refugees arrived into Europe in 2015 and by 2017 those numbers were significantly higher. Hundreds of thousands of these refugees were indeed from Syria. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey
Most refugees settled into nations such as Hungary, Sweden, Austria and Germany. The nation of German use to lead the way in terms of accepting refugees but this now has shifted to the countries of Hungary, Sweden and Austria.
The Council on Foreign relations and the International Organization of Migration report that the Syrian migrants coming into Europe is going to increase over the long run. The Syrian Civil War is not over and President al-Assad remains in power. Migrant groups everywhere have to monitor the rights of people who have been displaced by armed conflict or who must leave their land for a better chance at life. In the case of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, migrant rights are essential.
In 2007 both of these men had experienced a serious violation of their rights in 2007. They were arrested by a corrupt sheriff from Phoenix, Arizona. Their only crime was that they spoke out against his unjust practices. They simply were arrested and put into jail for using their 1st amendment right to speak freely. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund developed from this situation. Now, this fund is used to support various migration organizations that exist throughout the state of Arizona. Lacey and his associate Larkin want to ensure that Arizona based U.S. migrants are not being harassed or harmed by federal, state and local officials.