Frontera Fund Advocates, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin See Immigrants Flock To Canada

According to the grassroots civil and human rights organization, Frontera Fund, Mexican immigrants are choosing Canada to call home.

The organization’s founders, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin say immigration to Canada is easier since that country, last December, stopped requiring visas from Mexican travelers. Data from the Canadian government show a big spike in the number of Mexicans travelling to the country. Those numbers have tripled since visa requirements were updated.

It is not a very strong indicator since many who entered Canada are actually tourists, however, the surge in calls and messages left for Canadian lawyers who specialize now in Mexican immigration are a sign of the times. Mexicans arriving to the country are on the lookout for work permits, and everything suggests that this is the new prototype emerging for immigration.

Attorneys and activists have said that Mexicans asking for advice have tripled, compared to the same period in 2015-2016. The Consulate of Mexico in Canada have also reported getting an increase in requests for assistance.

Also, it’s been reported that nearly 70,000 Electronic Travel Authorizations were approved for Mexican travelers. That’s about three times more than those received in the same period of previous years. 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

Reservations for flights between Mexico and Canada rose 90 percent in January and February 2017, compared to the same period of 2016. However, the percentage of reservations made by those seeking to enter Canada for vacation was unclear.

Michael and Jim say it’s good the two countries can work together.

Easier To Enter, Harder To Stay

Many immigrants mistakenly are under the impression the ETA (Electronic Travel Authorizations) are the most important aspect to set foot in Canada and stay, but in most cases that belief is wrong. Attorneys say that the ETA only guarantee entry into the country. Many Mexicans are likely disappointed because of the difficulty getting a work permit without the backing of an employer.

Many immigrants set up work, such as in construction and then get an ETA to enter Canada. However, before legally working, you need a work permit, so you must enter as a tourist and then wait to be approved for the permit.

Setting up a job beforehand means you will work illegally, and immigration officers are waiting to question and catch offenders.

Canada also points out that those convicted of crimes as well as members of criminal gangs will not be admitted.

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is committed to fighting for civil and human rights, and ending oppression. Since 2014, founders of the Frontera Fund, Michael and Jim have worked tirelessly to combat discrimination and seek justice.

By partnering with other grassroots organizations, Larkin and Lacey have been able to develop a powerhouse of advocates fighting for immigration reform.

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I Was Hacked With Ransomware

The May WannaCry ransomware attacks is just the most recent example of how cyberattacks are ravaging the modern world. During that now infamous international attack, around 300,000 computing devices in more than 150 countries were infected with ransomware. It has been called the largest cyber assault of all time. I unfortunately had to learned this when I was hacked. Businesses are learning more and more that for reasons such as this example, they need to be taking cybersecurity extremely important.

 

One of the top cybersecurity agencies is Rubica. Rubica makes sure its clients are completely safe at all times from cyber criminals who want to steal their information. The company definitely knows what it is doing, having established a strong reputation for quality over the past decade. Rubica continuously monitors its client’s data to find and stop all manner of cybercrime whenever they happen.

Arthur Becker’s Office Desk Reveals an Extensive investment Career

Arthur Becker is a real estate investor in Florida and New York. In the past, he has worked together with Kevin Maloney, Michael Stern, and Robert Gladstone as a silent money partner. He is planning to develop an eight unit plush condo at the 465 Washington streets. The development is envisioned to sell at $52.2 million. Prior to joining real estate industry, he worked as a stockbroker at Bear Stearns where he made a fortune buying tech companies. The business mogul is involved in a wide range of investments including tech, finance, art and real estate as revealed by the relics on his office desk.

The first item is a soldier toy with binoculars. Marketing Bnox is one of the notable investment failures of Arthur Becker. Bnox were specialized binoculars. Even though the startup failed, he developed a love for toys with binoculars and has since created a large collection of them. Other collections are of ancient currencies an origami money board. These are memories of his past experience in the finance sector. These artifacts he plans to exhibit in one of his townhouses in Sullivan.

According to Bloomberg, more than three decades ago, Arthur Becker invested in macadamia nuts. The investment cost him $ 4 million but the nuts took too long to mature. Later he sold the farm at $ 10 million. The investment is represented by a bar of cookies on the desk. After college, Arthur Becker worked at restoring 18th-century buildings at Vermont. Consequently, when he wanted to build the 465 Washington Street project, he imported handmade bricks from Denmark as they brought back the good old memories.

NaviSite notepad is another artifact that is always present on Arthur Becker’s desk. NaviSite was a tech company that managed cloud-based applications and provided data center hosting for enterprises. Arthur Becker operated served as the CEO of the company from 2002 to 2010. The company sold out for $ 230 million to Time Warner Cable. Arthur also worked as the chief advisor at Vera Wang Fashion Company. Just before joining real estate, he worked as the CEO and chairman of Zinio, a publishing platform.

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