NEW YORK — Governments in New York and Massachusetts plan to set aside nearly $10 million to help Haitian immigrants coming into the United States.
New York City has agreed to provide $1.5 million in funding to community nonprofits, to connect newly arrived Haitians with social services and offer pro-bono legal assistance, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) announced Dec. 22. Earlier this month, the state of Massachusetts passed a bill that set aside more than $8 million for Haitian migrants.
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