Every year, thousands of immigrants get detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Immigrants in detention include undocumented and documented immigrants, many who have been in the U.S. for years and are now facing exile, as well as survivors of torture, asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups including children, pregnant women, and individuals who are seriously ill. The threat of such actions can negatively impact a family in numerous ways like a child’s long-term health and development. Thus, family preparedness is very necessary.
What it does
Our website provides every possible resource that is hard to find online with no risk of exposure or getting attention to yourself. You also get legal resources available locally to help you with further steps.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We didn't have a front-end specialist to implement the desired UI. The problem that we tried to solve requires more specialized legal input than we anticipated, in making a finalized product we could seek qualified legal consultation.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
For both engineer and designer sides, we had inexperienced people, learning as we go on communication between the two sides, and how to implement a joint idea.
What's next for Safe Family
We would seek legal expertise to be able to give more specific direction to our users, and spend time formatting the information and pages to make it all user-friendly.