Diaspora Could Contribute to Haiti's Recovery

Allowing a substantial number of Haitians to move to richer countries like the United States could have a significant impact on Haiti's recovery, Elliot Abrams writes on the Washington Post. Remittances from this diaspora could give Haiti's economy the push it needs to move forward, the Council on Foreign Relations fellow and former Reagan administration official notes.

Abrams suggests that France, the U.S. and Canada - the three countries with the most Haitian migrants - offer more liberal immigration policies and procedures for Haitians.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.