Many asylum seekers wait hours in Texas without knowing when they will find their way to relatives’ homes in the U.S. Photo by Leonardo March for The Haitian Times

Miramar, FL — Minutes after a candidates debate in Miramar, Florida, contender Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick greeted a Haitian-American pastor with a hug, then they lamented the pile of hardships Haitians experienced this summer in Creole: Jovenel Moïse’s assassination, the Aug. 14 earthquake and the mistreatment of asylum seekers at the Texas border.

Saying that the U.S. has not been doing enough to support Haiti, Cherfilus-McCormick vowed to attempt to change that if elected as Florida’s 20th congressional district representative.

“We haven’t had members in Congress who have the desire to put Haiti first,” Cherfilus-McCormick said at the debate. “That’s something that differentiates me from everyone else sitting here. I will put Haiti first.” 

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Email me at onz@haitiantimes.com
Onz Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and ESNY before joining The Haitian Times. Onz is also a Report for America corps member.

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