Source: Mexico News Daily
According to official statistics, some 147,000 people apprehended by Mexican immigration authorities were held in a detention center between January and August this year. Earlier this month, Herbenson Elma, 38, of Haiti and Canadian Daniel Maté, 46, joined this unenviable club.
Both were apprehended by authorities while traveling by bus through Mexico, but this is where most similarities in their stories end.
“We were in prison together,” said Elma, who, with other Haitian migrants, was released shortly after Maté.