There’s An App for That: “I’m Getting Arrested” Alerts for Immigrants

It would inform people of their civil rights, and alert their family members that they've been stopped by police.

By Julianne Hing Mar 13, 2012

Activists in Arizona are developing an app to help come to the aid of immigrants in the state who are living in a post-SB 1070 era. Far too often, even pre-SB 1070, immigrant rights activists heard complaints that after a traffic stop or arrest, family members would disappear into the black hole of immigration detention, where relatives and loved ones are notoriously difficult to locate. So innovators are trying to fix that.