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Haitian asylum seekers wait at a humanitarian shelter, in Del Rio, Texas, for transportation to their final destinations in the U.S. this September. Photo by Sam Bojarski

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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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.