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Haitian man in viral Del Rio photo looking for US sponsor | Exclusive – Haitian Times

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The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
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.”
“I’m looking for someone who’s willing to be able to help,” he said. “I have a place to stay.”

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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.

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