For undocumented immigrants, signaling for help during a raid or roundup now only takes the push of a virtual “panic button.”
A new app called Notifica, designed for undocumented immigrants feeling threatened in Trump’s America, sends out secure messages to a designated support network when users are caught up in raids or detained during travel.
In the event of an emergency, users can set up the app to contact friends, family, immigration lawyers or even advocacy groups.
Through Notifica, which was created by digital agency Huge, users select contacts they would want to notify during a raid or crisis, and create preloaded messages for each recipient. Users can choose from sample messages in both English or Spanish, or create their own, using tips on what kind of information they should include. Read more…
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