MIAMI (AP) - The deadline for Haitians to apply to legally stay and work in the U.S has been extended until January. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas said Monday that the government extended the July 20 deadline. The extension was given in response to community advocates who said... more »
Shelter is one of the biggest necessities in life-- but often the most forgotten when people donate items to disaster victims.
In a poor country like Haiti, those suffering do not have resources like FEMA trailers, so local Rotarians are sending temporary housing.
"They're sleeping in fields, under... more »
In the month since an earthquake devastated Haiti, many on the campus of University of Louisiana Lafayette have opened their hearts and their wallets for a small group of students from Port au Prince. In all, there are 14 students from Haiti studying on campus, and for most their friends... more »
As the Haitians are struggling without life's bare essentials, a student and teacher at Crowley High School have decided to help.
Senior Jake Daigle teamed up with his teacher, Pat Johnson 2 weeks ago.
"Everybody's sending money but I wasn't sure it'd get where I wanted it... one... more »
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, for many Acadianians, is not only a day to honor his past, but also a day to look at the present and future.
Celebratory events took place at the Martin Luther King Center in Lafayette Monday, and locals found that MLK day has inspired... more »
The International Committee of the Red Cross has launched a Web site to help Haitians find loved ones missing in the devastating earthquake that hit the capital Port-au-Prince.
The Red Cross says it hopes the dedicated site will help restore contact between separated family members.
The site can... more »
The American Red Cross has collected more than $10 million so far, but they still need aid, and locals are lending a helping hand.
The Haitians' devastation is felt here in Acadiana. Locals, like Clifton Sias, are helping them through this disaster.
"I decided to donate because this... more »