Judith Howell has a message for Congress: Pass comprehensive immigration reform and don't forget or brush aside the concerns of immigrants and their descendants who happen to be black.
"It was important for Jill and I to come now because we're at the point where the relief efforts are under way but the attention of the world starts to wane a bit," Michelle Obama told reporters in Port-au-Prince.
"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" will appear on more than 25 networks tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
King's message in 2010 was the theme as a standing-room-only crowd braved a squalling rainstorm Jan. 18 to pack the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's great hall.
Responding to calls by unions, members of Congress and others, Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano said Haitian undocumented immigrants would be given temporary protected status for 18 months. But others who try to come without papers would be deported.