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[liberationtech] Let's reunite the kids forcibly torn from their migrant parents

Yosem Companys companys at tmp.ucsb.edu
Wed Jun 20 20:39:18 PDT 2018


Interesting. Thanks for the info, Andrés. Please keep us posted, should you
hear any updates.

I've already reached out but have yet to receive a response. That said, I'm
sure they're getting swamped with more important emails than mine (e.g.,
the families affected).

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 2:57 PM, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes <
alps6085 at gmail.com> wrote:

> You can contact the following organization:
>
> RAICES
> https://www.raicestexas.org/
> They were actually working on an “intake app” not sure how far they went,
> with the permanent state of emergency we’re in in Texas regarding refugee
> families..
>
> Regards / Saludos / Grato
>
> Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Yosem Companys <ycompanys at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That would be awesome! Thanks, Catherine.
>
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 1:58 PM, Catherine Forsman <cforsman at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Thank you for doing this! Let me contact someone I worked with
>> volunteering after Karina and who has a lot of knowledge about the
>> difficulties of coordinating separated families. The coordination effort is
>> quite difficult, but perhaps, even if one child finds their parent, it is
>> worth everything.
>>
>> Crowdsourcing is a very good way to think about it, and also mapping.
>>
>> Again, let me see if there is any advice I can gather from organizations
>> that do this in how it could get off the ground quickly, even if they can
>> simply let us know best practices.
>>
>> warm regards,
>> Catherine
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 3:10 PM, Yosem Companys <ycompanys at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Note that I'm doing this in a personal capacity and NOT representing or
>>> speaking for Stanford in any way.
>>>
>>> This is just to kickoff a conversation...
>>>
>>> Suzanne has obtained a domain name to host a database to keep track of
>>> all of the kids who have been forcibly removed from their parents. We need
>>> to track down 10K+ children at 100 shelters in 14 states:
>>> http://www.businessinsider.com/children-in-custody-t
>>> rump-administration-immigration-zero-tolerance-policy-2018-5.
>>>
>>> As Suzanne suggests, we need to figure out how not to enable stalkers or
>>> deporting authorities while simultaneously helping the children find their
>>> parents, and vice versa. Suzanne suggests something along the lines
>>> of anonymous lost child posting: If tip gets added, connect to legal
>>> services to screen and verify. She also suggests connecting searching
>>> parents with legal services and with people who have tips but not involving
>>> law enforcement.
>>>
>>> Christina suggests finding some good coders to scrape names off news
>>> articles. There are a lot of names already there.
>>>
>>> Organizations that could help:
>>>
>>>    - *Southwest key*. Christina says that Southwest key has a database
>>>    of all of the kids but won't provide the info. Does anyone have a good
>>>    contact there?
>>>    - *IRAP*. Lina suggests contacting IRAP: https://refugeerights.org/.
>>>    Anybody have a contact there?
>>>    - *ACLU*. Catherine suggests talking to the ACLU. I know we had
>>>    several ACLU people on Liberationtech but from the tech angle. I don't know
>>>    whether they're still on the list?
>>>    - *RAICES*. Candace suggests we talk to RAICES. Anybody have a
>>>    contact there?
>>>
>>> I reckon that a massive crowdsourcing effort will be needed. Some
>>> crisis mapping might be useful.
>>>
>>> A question for everyone on Liberationtech and related lists: How does
>>> this effort get off the ground quickly?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Yosem
>>>
>>
>>
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