With President Donald Trump’s focus on enforcing federal immigration laws, unlike his predecessor Barack Obama who preferred to take a more lenient approach, open borders advocates have taken extreme steps to try and protect those who have illegally entered the country.
Even elected politicians have taken to ignoring the law in order to aid illegals, as last week Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois posted a warning to illegal immigrants on her Facebook page about supposed upcoming ICE raids in the area, telling them to stay out of public and not to answer their doors, essentially causing a panic.
Below a portion of her post, which caused national attention at her blatant attempts to aid those who have broken the law.
As if warnings of ICE raids on social media weren’t enough, now there are a series of smart phone apps are being developed to aid illegal immigrants in avoiding ICE agents or seeking instant legal assistance if they find themselves involved in the deportation process.
CNN (of course) even published an article titled 5 must-have apps for undocumented immigrants, which outlines a series of apps for illegals to utilize when hiding from law enforcement agents. I wonder how long until CNN publishes a guide for bank robbers eager to escape justice or pedophiles who need to stay low key. As crazy as that sounds, all it takes is one shift in the leftist ideals for the mainstream media to quickly parrot the latest extreme social justice narrative.
The number one app for illegal immigrants is call Notifica, which claims “with the press of a button” a user can send an instant message to illegal immigrants warning them of ICE agent raids or local activities.
With a press of a button, undocumented immigrants who are the subject of a raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be able to use the Notifica app to send customized messages to 15 personal contacts. The app hasn’t launched yet, but it has more than 7,000 people on the wait list to download it.
“Notifica is an app that gives people control of their own destiny,” founder Adrian Reyna says. “I want to do everything in my power to make sure that individuals aren’t afraid and they are able to live a life with dignity and respect that they deserve.”
An undocumented immigrant himself, Reyna wanted to reduce fear by helping undocumented immigrants contact friends and family when they are in trouble.
He says the app will make sure undocumented immigrants don’t compromise their safety or their contacts’ safety. The messages are encrypted, and all records disappear after the message is sent.
Ironically, the developer of this app is also an illegal immigrant, which I would imagine puts her in the spotlight for assertive ICE agents to perform their duties.
The other apps mentioned in CNN’s article also add useful tools for illegals such as providing instant translation services, informing family members of your arrest or giving fellow illegal immigrants in a 10 to 20 mile radius a warning of checkpoints or ICE raids.
A hub for immigration resources, Arrived displays the latest immigration news and educates users on the deportation process. It also offers English lessons, answers popular queries like “how to write a resume” and offers a map with every non-governmental organization, law clinic and sanctuary city in the United States….
Tarjimly is a Facebook messenger bot that connects a community of 2,000 volunteer translators with immigrants and refugees in real time. The bot plans to launch globally this summer….
“Tarjimly is extremely important given a political climate where Trump can ban immigrants and refugees,” co-founder Atif Javed says. “Technology must help us stick together in Trump’s America and eliminate the fear we have of suffering people.”
4. Cell 411
Although Cell 411 isn’t specifically for undocumented immigrants, the app recently rolled out features for that population. It allows users to contact close friends and family when being confronted by ICE officers.
“I’m an immigrant myself,” says founder and CEO Virgil Vaduva. “I remember when my visa expired and how terrifying it was.”…
This soon-to-be-released app will deliver verified and crowdsourced data on ICE raids, checkpoints or other confrontations happening nearby.
Once a raid is verified, RedadAlertas will send alerts to other users in a 10- to 20-mile radius. RedadAlertas will also help community organizers, journalists and activists respond to and protect immigrants.
Despite a citizen’s or politician’s personal feelings about immigration laws, the fact is that “undocumented” immigrants are the same as illegal immigrants, which means they have broken a law and should be held accountable just as anyone else would be if they violated a statute. I imagine those immigrants who entered America legally, and went through the proper channels to obtain their citizenship, would not appreciate millions of illegals skirting the law and essentially obtaining the same benefits that they worked very hard for.
On a side note, considering Wikileak’s recent revelations of the government’s ability to use almost every smart phone or device as a method of spying on the populace, it could only be a matter of time until ICE utilizes these very same apps to make their jobs much easier in identifying and deporting illegal immigrants.