"I’m Getting Arrested" App for Immigrants

shutterstock_arrested.jpgArizona’s passage of SB 1070, a law that made it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant, has heightened the state’s culture of fear, especially among immigrants. A Department of Justice investigation into racial profiling of Latinos by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office found that Latinos are now four to nine times as likely to be stopped in traffic than non-Latinos. Often times, pre- and now post-SBN 1070, immigrant rights activists have heard complaints that family members detained would disappear without notice. App developers are trying to fix that with “eAPP,” the Emergency Alert and Personal Protection App.