• Phone App proposed Immigrants and Anyone Who Looks Like an Immigrant
    posted by Terry Greene Sterling at 4 March, 8:11 PM  0 
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    Phoenix activists Lydia Guzman and Todd Landfried hope to design a phone app for immigrants ensnared by the rash of recent immigration laws that have swept the nation. The app would alert family, lawyers and social media outlets of the stop, detention or arrest. I wrote about the SOS phone app for immigrants and, as Landried told me, anyone who looks like an immigrant. You may recognize Guzman’s name — she’s a longtime activist who designed a phone texting system that responded to Sheriff Joe’s raids, back in the day before he had his wings clipped by DHS and DOJ. Landfried works for Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform, and travels across the country speaking about the economic pitfalls of harsh immigration laws.

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    Bio: Journalist Terry Greene Sterling has lived in Arizona most of her life, and has reported on the political brawls and human tragedies that have long made Arizona the focus of national news. She was raised on an Arizona cattle ranch, and learned to speak Spanish at the same time she learned English. The author of Illegal, Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone, Sterling has been honored with more than 50 national and regional journalism awards. She was named Virg Hill Journalist of the Year, Arizona’s highest journalism honor, three times. She was a staff writer for Phoenix New Times for 14 years before branching out on her own. She is a contributor for The Daily Beast, and Writer-in-Residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek.com, Salon.com, Rollingstone.com, The Nieman Narrative Digest, Phoenix Magazine, The Arizona Republic, Arizona Highways, High Country News, and Preservation Magazine. She tweets @tgsterling and blogs about immigration in Arizona at terrygreenesterling.com.

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