Immigration

Advocacy Group Uses Technology To Help Undocumented Immigrants At Risk

United We Dream launches an app that allows the user to create a personal network

The group United We Dream wants to help persons at risk of being detained and, potentially, getting deported through the Notifica app.

The group United We Dream (UWD), the largest organization of undocumented young immigrants in the United States, wants to help persons at risk of being detained and, potentially, getting deported by using the latest technology.

UWD announced this week the launch of an app called Notifica, which means Notify in Spanish.

According to UWD, the app allows the user to create a network of the people he or she trusts, which can include family members, as well as immigration attorneys and community-based groups.

The app's main feature is that it allows the user to immediately notify his or her network if he or she is having an interaction with local law enforcement or agents that work for immigration agencies, such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Additionally, the app sends information about the user's last known location.

“With Notifica, we are expanding how we are using technology,” said Adrian Reyna, director of Membership and Technology Strategies at UWD.

The app is available for download on Apple’s App Store and on Google’s Google Play.

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