America caused a lot of countries to become dangerous hell-holes. All of this wealth and cleanliness that we have in the United State of America is the result of a complex history of dirty dealings and conflicts abroad.
America has a long history of meddling in the politics of foreign countries, replacing foreign leaders with puppet governments, having business interests in other countries and exploiting the citizens of other countries as labor.
The most gross example is United Fruit. United Fruit was a banana company that existed in Guatemala. They owned 42% of the land there. United Fruit owned Guatemala’s telegraph and telephone systems. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
When leaders in Guatemala attempted to threaten United Fruit’s iron fist over Guatemala, the company put out propaganda against Guatemala in the United States, condemning them as “communists.” The leader of Guatemala, Arbenz, was forced to resign.
The United States CIA installed a military dictator into the leadership and called him a “liberator.” This is the kind of stuff that really screwed up Latin American countries that immigrants are now coming from.
America, and other countries like America, have put tight reigns on less powerful countries, and have confined less powerful countries to only exporting out one or a few raw goods while the world powers force them to buy expensive finished goods. The people who work on Wall Street seem pretty suspicious when it comes to this whole situation. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427427/Jim_Larkin
Now, there are immigrants walking through the desert, trying to reach the nearest place where they can receive water, food, shelter and work. Some people die on the way over, because the Mexican-American border is located in a desert.
Once immigrants find work, the fight is not over. A lot of undocumented immigrants are abused by their employers, and do not report these abuses for fear of being deported back to their countries after all of the trouble that they went though to come here. It is a glorious sight to seen an immigrant who has come from nothing build themselves up and find their place in American society.
Jim Lacey and Michael Larkin are educated about this whole series of events in history, and the current conditions that affect people who decide to cross the border. To protect these people, they created the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund to take part in correcting the social, political and economic wrongs that have been imposed on the countries of people who are coming over here illegally.