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Peterson Senexant, 23, said he migrated from Haiti to Brazil in 2011 — like many other Haitians who left after the 2010 earthquake. Speaking a mixture of French, Portuguese and Spanish, Senexant said he cut hair for a living in Sao Paulo but couldn’t earn enough to send money back to his parents, brother and sister in Port au Prince.

Seated near by a window, three men from Ghana spoke in lilting English about their life back home in Ghana’s Kumasi region. “Run for your life, that’s why we’re here,” said Sesay Mohamed, a 36-year-old former soccer player.