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Lacey and Larkin — Fighting for a DREAM

There has been much speculation surrounding the Trump administration’s decision to phase out DACA. It is a decision that has resounding effects which reach far into the lives of immigrants around the country. Phasing out DACA will shape the fate of many young immigrants. The Trump administration is appealing to a sector of the country with outdated views and beliefs. Their’s is an idea of separation and control, not communal support and embrace. Right wing extremists wanted to end the program immediately; Trump, feigning empathy, opted for a gradual phasing out. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/

It’s a decision that has had disastrous implications. Many young immigrants have started their lives in America and have been protected under the DACA Act. They are of millennial age and represent some of the nation’s college students, graduates, doctors, and teachers.

Thousands of immigrants have lost their work permits because of the decision to phase out the program and the effects on the American workplace are noticeable. There are currently 122 Americans being left hung out to dry every day by losing their working permits.

This means they have no way to provide for their families and the workforce is losing valuable labor. We expect to see a drop in GDP because of this decision. When the repeal is finalized in March 6, 2018, that number is expected to rise to 1,000 per day. The idea is startling.

Many advocates for DACA and DREAMers have attempted to assist immigrants with renewing their DACA status before the phase out is complete. Unfortunately, many did not take advantage of the opportunity offered. The Trump administration did nothing to assist with the renewal effort. Immigrants are advised to speak out and talk to their representatives for the purpose of enacting a new DREAM Act.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are avid supporters for immigrants’ rights. They took part in protesting the repeal of the DACA and DREAM Acts. Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has been instrumental in providing immigrants with results and opportunities for achieving their dreams of a better life and freedom.

Anyone who wishes to support DREAMers and protect the rights of immigrants is advised to call their Senators and representatives and insist they support the creation of a new DREAM Act. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are hard at work fighting for rights and will not quit.

They represent the future of the youth and enjoy the rewarding experience of giving back.

Read more: Michael Lacey | Twitter and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

An Overview of Betsy DeVos’ Philanthropy Work

Betsy DeVos is an American politician and entrepreneur. She holds a degree in Arts from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is married to Dick DeVos who is also active in entrepreneurship, community activism, and philanthropy. They have a big family consisting of four children and five grandchildren. She is serving in President Donald Trump’s government as the 11th United States Secretary Education. Born on 8th Jan1958, DeVos has shown to possess excellent leadership skills, innovative, disruptor, a reformer and an advocate.

 

She is said to be a pioneer in all the fields she has served in ranging from business to education to politics. She has been actively involved in removing obstacles in all these areas to enable others to thrive. For instance in education, she has gained fame for her support for choice of school, school voucher programs and charter schools. Being a leading advocate of the educational choice movement is perhaps what she is best known for in the field of education. In her efforts to be an educational advocate, she serves as the chairperson of the American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice.

 

She started her political career more than 35 years ago while in college where she undertook her vacation involving herself in campus politics. She has since then remained active in the field where he has served over 35yrs, Betsy has held the position of chairperson of Michigan Republican Party for four times. She has also held various leadership roles in political action committees, campaigns, and party organizations. Her political endeavors today are geared towards promoting educational choices.

 

In business, Betsy has been looking for innovative solutions to solve social issues. She was the former chairperson of The Windquest Group, which is a private investment and management firm dealing in technology, processing, and clean energy. They established the firm in partnership with her husband in 1989.

 

She is committed to serving her community where she has served in various positions in national and local boards. She has served as the chairperson of both The Philanthropy Roundtable board of directors and the American Federation for Children. She is the chairperson of the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. She has also established DeVos Institute for Arts and Management at the Kennedy Center. All these nonprofits roles and charity interests portray her efforts in reforming. On 23th Nov 2016, she was announced to be the nominee of choice for to serve as the United States Secretary of Education. She said she was honored to serve in the government of Donald Trump in making the American education sector great again just like it was Trump’s campaigning slogan.

 

For updates, follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.

George Soros- a Renowned Philanthropist of His Kind

George Soros is a Jewish, born in Hungary in 1930 as (Gyorgy Schwartz). He lived through World War I of 1944-5 and his family survived by forging identification documents and concealing their backgrounds. Soros names then changed because of the anti-Semitic persecutions. He left Budapest in 1947 for London where he joined the London School of Economics to study philosophy and finance. He first worked as a railway porter and as a waiter in a nightclub to support his studies. He also did other casual jobs.

While in England and pursuing his studies, Soros approached a Jewish institution to see him through the hard times, but the institution did not help. George however, concentrated on his philanthropic contributions in supporting groups that had pseudo hidden anti-Semitic flavors.

George Soros together with his brother moved to New York in 1956 from where he built his fortune. He started his finance and investment business and became a very brilliant financier and knowledgeable beyond imagination. He started Soros fund management in 1970. He later created open society network of foundations in more than 100 countries. Learn more on discoverthenetworks.org about George Soros.

George Soros has been funding to support individuals and organizations all over the world so as to help in fighting freedom of expression, transparency, accountability of governments and other civil society organizations that promote justice and equality. His giving is mainly focused to the marginalized and discriminated people. These include drug addicts, sex workers, and LGBTI people.

In 1979, when Soros began his desire to promote the welfare of people, he gave scholarships to South Africans under apartheid. In 1980’s he donated photocopiers to reprint banned texts which helped in promoting the open exchange of ideas in the Communist Eastern Bloc. When the Berlin Wall fell, Soros created the Central European University as a space to foster critical thinking.

After the cold war, George Soros expanded his work to support new efforts of creating more accountable, transparent, and democratic societies in the United States, Africa, and Asia. Soros started America’s medical marijuana movement. He also became a vocal backer of same-sex marriage efforts from 2000.

Soros has been supporting lawyers that represent unlawfully held individuals and provided University fees for promising students from marginalized groups. The organizations he has supported include Global Witness, The International Crisis Group, The European Council of Foreign Relations, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Soros travels the world to support his foundation work and to advocate for positive policy changes with leaders.

George Soros had one brother Paul, who was an engineer and also a philanthropist and an investor like his brother. George quoted that he was not doing his Philanthropic work out of any guilt, or any need to create good public relations, but because he believed that he could afford it. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.