PORT-AU-PRINCE — Every night recently, scores of Haitians resort to sleeping outside the immigration office hoping to obtain a passport so they can participate in the Biden humanitarian parole program.

The demand for passports in Haiti spiked since U.S. President Joe Biden announced the process early January that the U.S. will accept 30,000 people per month from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela. 

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Marvens Compere is a documentary filmmaker and still photographer based in Haiti. Over the past 9 years, Marvens has worked on a variety of projects, primarily for international and national non-profit organizations.