MIAMI — Two advocacy organizations are partnering to connect Haitians seeking to enter the United States with financial sponsors based in America able to help through the Biden Administration’s new parole process. The Haitian Bridge Alliance and Welcome.US made the announcement Wednesday, six days after Biden announced the process now available to Haitians, Cubans, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans.

Taisha Saintil, a Haitian Bridge Alliance spokesperson, said the organization will facilitate the process for sponsors and help locate Haitian beneficiaries.

“The main goal is to have a bank of people that are mobilized and are ready to go with all of their information and who they want to sponsor,” Saintil said. “We're all hopeful that this is going to really help the community especially for those who don't have sponsors already.”

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.