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'Panic Button' Application Among Several New Aids Offered to Mexicans in US

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April 21, 2017


The Mexican government has added a “panic button” to its mobile application aimed at helping Mexican migrants in the U.S., while two other applications for immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission.

The mobile app “MiConsulMex” created by the government to help Mexicans in the U.S. find and contact the nearest Mexican consulate, now includes the added feature of a panic button.

The feature immediately connects the user with a consulate by text message or by a phone.

...Highly touted in the media last month, the mobile application “Notifica” is supposed to let users who fear being apprehended by immigration authorities send preconfigured text messages in just seconds to their key contacts, according to reporting by Rolling Stone.

...Another highly publicized application, “Redalertas,” promises to send users “verified alerts of ICE raids delivered to you securely,” according to its website.

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