The unpleasantness of being detained by immigration agents inspired Deyvid Morales to create a Spanish-language app for cell phones and tablets with crucial information for other undocumented immigrants who find themselves in custody.
“There are many apps on immigrant rights but not in Spanish, and our Hispanic community needs that kind of information all the time - that was part of the reason why I began this project,” the 21-year-old told Efe.
Morales, who lives in Utah, was detained by the Border Patrol for the first time in January 2011 while traveling to Louisiana by Greyhound bus to attend Bible college.
For more than a year, the Mexican-born aspiring pastor fought to have his deportation suspended until Immigration and Customs Enforcement finally shelved the case.
But Morales had to deal with immigration authorities again last June while riding a Greyhound bus from Las Cruces, New Mexico, to Phoenix.