Smartphone app allows migrants to film their arrest by ICE agents and immediately sends out a notification to their emergency contact list
- ACLU of Texas introduced a smartphone app that provides undocumented immigrants the ability to live stream an encounter with law enforcement
- MigraCam is available for free on IOs and Android devices and can be activated through a voice command option
- The application transmits the live video recording to a pre-set contact list of friends and family members
- MigraCam has been installed on 10,000 phones under the Android operating system as of July 12
The ACLU of Texas developed the MigraCam, a smartphone app that allows undocumented immigrants to record their arrest in the event they are detained by law enforcement agents
A smartphone app is providing undocumented immigrants the ability to live stream the moment they are being detained by law enforcement agents.
Developed by the ACLU of Texas in 2018, MigraCram serves as the latest tool to aid migrants living in the United States in the event they are stopped by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Under orders of President Donald Trump, ICE launched small-scale operations this weekend seeking to arrest immigrants who are illegally living in the country.
President Donald Trump vowed last month to implement mass deportation round-ups across the United States but then postponed it before telling reporters on Friday that it would proceed.
MigraCam allows users to live stream the moment they come into contact with law enforcement during a traffic stop or raid, and provides the option for friends and family members to watch at the same time
President Donald Trump vowed last month to implement mass deportation round-ups across the United States. Pictured above are ICE officers detaining a man July 8 in California
Trump’s initiative was expected to target hundreds of recently arrived families in about 10 cities who had been ordered deported by an immigration judge.
By Sunday evening there were only reports of low-profile operations in a few cities.
The cellphone app, which is available free of charge on Android and IOs devices, comes with a voice command option that allows users to automatically MigraCam once they come into contact with law enforcement agents at a raid or traffic stop.
The app had been installed 10,000 times as of July 12 on mobile phones under the Android operating system.
President Trump ordered mass deportation round-ups across the United States this past weekend
Users of the MigraCram app can set up an emergency contact list that is notified the moment they have an encounter with ICE agents
The ACLU of Texas released a smartphone app that gives people the ability to record an arrest if they are detained by ICE agent
It stars to record within 10 seconds, according to the ACLU of Texas website.
Anyone utilizing the MigraCam application can pre-set a contact list of family members and friends.
They’re automatically alerted through e-mail and text message as soon as the real-time video recording option is activated.
MigraCam also documents the exact location of where the incident is taking place.
The application is available in Spanish and English.
DailyMail reached out to the ACLU of Texas for comment.