Immigration? There's an App for That

6 Immigration-Related Smartphone Apps

February 15, 2013, 10:05 AM

Feb. 18, 2013 — -- intro: Want to become a U.S. citizen? Need an immigration attorney? Trying to reduce immigration levels? There's an app for all of that. Check out our list of six immigration-related mobile apps.

quicklist: 1title: 'Derechos Herencia' Apptext: Immigrants who aren't sure of their rights can look them up with this Android app, which provides information in both Spanish and English. The app's creator, Deyvid Morales, told Fox News Latino that he was inspired to design the app when he was detained by U.S. Border Patrol. The experience showed him how few of the people he was detained with understood their rights. "That's when I knew something had to be done," Morales said.

Price: free

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quicklist:2 title: 'I'm Getting Arrested' Apptext: This app, available on iPhones and Android phones, helps undocumented immigrants by sending out a message with geolocation to notify those who may be able to help during an arrest. Recipients of the message can include friends, family members, local consulates, and even attorneys. The app was designed by two Arizona immigrant rights organizations, Respecto-Respecto and Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform (AEIR), who saw a need in expediting communication during such events, according to The Huffington Post.

Price: free

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quicklist: 3title: 'Immigration FAQs' Apptext: For less than the cost of a latte, you could be the owner of this iPhone and iPad app, which clearly breaks down complicated immigration law. The app is meant to help immigrants trying to figure out which visas they can apply for and also provides due dates for the various visa applications.

Price: $2.99


quicklist: 4title: 'USCIS Citizenship Test Prep' Apptext: Future Americans studying for their naturalization civics exams can get some mobile tutoring with this Android app. The app provides flash cards on 100 different civics questions, covering topics like U.S. history and geography.

Price: free


quicklist: 5title: 'Take Action' Apptext: Designed by NumbersUSA, an organization which lobbies for lower immigration levels, the app, available on Android phones, allows users to email elected officials, sign petitions, make calls, and "stay informed on the latest immigration news." "Promote sensible immigration reform while on the go!" the app's description reads.

Price: free


quicklist: 6title: 'Best Time to Cross the Border' Apptext: It's not unusual for some vehicles to wait hours in line before crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. To assist travelers who want to avoid long delays, the students at California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology created this app for Android phones. It provides users with current wait times to enter the U.S. from Canada and Mexico at checkpoints across the borders. It also helps identify the closest port of entry, the best time of the day to cross, and the number of car lanes open.

Price: free


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