Mirard Joseph holds viral Del Rio photo of border patrol on horseback grabbing him by the shirt. He is looking for a sponsor to come to the U.S. with President Joe Biden's new humanitarian parole process for Haitians. Photo Courtesy Mirard Joseph

Mirard Joseph, the Haitian man pictured in a viral photo of Border Patrol agents on horseback lassoing asylum seekers crossing into Texas, is looking for a financial supporter to help him enter America, he told The Haitian Times Monday.

“We’ve tried many ways to come, talked to lawyers, but nothing has worked,” Joseph said via WhatsApp from his home in Chile. “With this thing from Biden now, I want to take a chance.”

Joseph is among scores of Haitians living in countries across the Americas who have reached out to The Haitian Times requesting help to find a sponsor to apply for entry to the U.S. through the Biden Administration’s new process for Haitians to seek humanitarian parole. 

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Mirard Joseph is among scores of Haitians who have reached out to The Haitian Times requesting help to find a financial supporter to enter the U.S. since the Biden Administration announced the new process for humanitarian parole.

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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.