Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Activist’s Smartphone App Gives Advice on Deportation Laws

A Utah-based immigration activist launched a Spanish-language smartphone application Friday designed to assist those facing detention and deportation proceedings for being in the country illegally.  Deyvid Morales, a 21-year-old undocumented immigrant, began working on the application in October and was inspired to do so after he was detained in Las Cruces, N.M., by U.S. Border Patrol in June when the bus he was on was stopped and searched. … The free application called "Derechos Herencia" takes users through a series of menus that are guided by the law enforcement agency an undocumented immigrant might encounter.  Those agencies include the Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and local police." – David Montero, Salt Lake Tribune