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

Yosem Companys ycompanys at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 23:05:26 PDT 2018


Sounds as though you're stating the need for a digital identity for
immigrants BEFORE they leave their homeland or at least BEFORE they're
detained.

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:13 PM, Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes <
alps6085 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually I’ve been thinking off and on with others, and submitted very
> high level proposals for funding in a few places, for a combo refugee
> family / volunteer information management system, mostly mobile-cloud.
> Mobile: most refugee families’ only Internet is via mobile+free WiFi
> They share a lot of important info via text msg/Whatsapp
> And due to their precarious situation need a secure repository for their
> data (including docs from immigration, ID photos, evidence they brought in
> support of their asylum claim, medical/school info etc)
> Matching kids to parents could be part of the  whole thing, close to the
> beginning of the whole lifecycle..
>
> An intake app would help at the front end to establish baseline info for
> families BEFORE they enter the gauntlet. Organizations like alotrolado.org
> (west coast/ Tijuana) PUENTE AZ, LUPE in RGV, Florence Project AZ, CARA for
> Dilley, TX, RAICES for Karnes, TX, migrant shelters in MX (many run by nuns
> and priests), etc would capture this info which would help reconstruct the
> puzzles once they enter “the land of the free”..
>
> Security is big issue, especially hosting data outside the reach of the US
> government...
>
> Regards / Saludos / Grato
>
> Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 4:37 PM, jeffrey wishnie <jeff at wishnie.org> wrote:
>
> I also recommend reaching out to ASAP:
> https://asylumadvocacy.org/
>
> --
> Jeff Wishnie
>
> On June 20, 2018 at 1:11:02 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-trump-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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