Deportation, Immigration Laws in a Smartphone App

Deportation, Immigration Laws in a Smartphone App

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This post originally appeared in Más Wired.

Derechos Herencia is a Spanish app for iPhone/iPad and Androids that includes menus for different law enforcement agencies specifically with information about deportation and immigration laws.

These menus include info about the Border Patrol, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as local police. The app was created by a 21 year-old undocumented immigrant, Deyvid Morales, with help from Subsplash.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Morales created the app after a personal experience with immigration officials. When he was detained by the Border Patrol in June of last year after being stopped and searched on a bus, he told people in English and Spanish on the bus what their rights were.

Then he got to thinking:

“I can’t be in every bus telling them their rights, but I could make something that would be like if I was in the bus and telling them what their rights were. So I thought of an app.”

Read more about Derechos Herencia at the Tribune or the app’s Facebook Page.

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  1. total FY2012 apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, 97,762, were a 65% increase over the total FY2011 apprehensions of 59,243. Continuing on, the apprehensions for the first 3 months of FY2013, in the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, 23,814, are a 49% increase over the first 3 months of FY2012, of 16,001.

    total FY2012 apprehensions in the Laredo Border Patrol Sector, 44,872, were a 24% increase over the total FY2011 apprehensions of 36,053. Continuing on, the apprehensions for the first 3 months of FY2013, in the Laredo Border Patrol Sector, 10,207, are a 63% increase over the first 3 months of FY2012, of 6,257.

    total FY2012 apprehensions in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, 21,720, were a 35% increase over the total FY2011 apprehensions of 16,144. Continuing on, the apprehensions for the first 3 months of FY2013, in the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector, 4,645, are a 32% increase over the first 3 months of FY2012, of 3,524.

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