Since the United States launched a new immigration process for Haitians to travel to America with help from a financial supporter, scores of people seeking sponsors have contacted The Haitian Times about finding a sponsor to take them in. The Haitian Times does not pair people with sponsors, but rather routes them organizations that do – such as Welcome.US and The Haitian Bridge Alliance

These financial supporter seekers come from all walks of life, locations in Haiti and other countries. Each one is living through unique circumstances. All have in common a strong desire to reach America. 

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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.