Technology has found a number of inroads into immigration legal work, with various automation tools and guided walk-throughs set up to help those who are undocumented and asylum seekers apply for relevant visas and immigration status changes. But with immigration arrests rising and opportunities for legal status increasingly foreclosed upon, technologists have turned to helping immigrants plan for an increasingly likely legal outcome: deportation.
A new tool developed by the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) and the Technology, Innovation and the Law Clinic at Cornell Law School hopes to help undocumented communities plan for the unfortunate potential of deportation. The tool, called “Make A Plan” and hosted by legal tech nonprofit Immi, steps users through some of the key considerations they may need to handle quickly should they face deportation.
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