Vocativ | Meet The Coders Working To Hack Trump’s Immigration Ban

After President Trump announced his ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, protesters and lawyers rushed to major airports to help those detained. Soon there may be an app for that.

For 12-hours on a Saturday, more than 60 developers, programmers, designers, and other tech-savvy creatives gathered in Brooklyn to “hack the ban,” under the advisement of immigration experts.

“Hack the Ban” was the latest of a growing number of hacking events focused on the larger mission of resisting policies and sentiments made by the Trump administration. Among these were Debug Politics, a weekend-long event attended by several hundred people, and an event held at the University of Pennsylvania with the intention of saving climate data from the EPA website.

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