In 1804, Haiti was the most prosperous French colony on the planet. They got rich exporting sugar, cocoa, coffee and bananas. Later other parts of the world learned to grow these delights and Haiti’s prospects sank.
Haiti is a 10,714 square mile island off the coast of Cuba. It’s about the size of Massachusetts or Hawaii.
The population of Haiti is 10 million, with a GDP of $8.7 billion a year and a per capita GDP income of $728 per year. Unemployment is 60%.
Haiti exports cocoa, coffee, mangos and other agricultural products to the US.
In 2010, Haiti had hurricane and an earthquake that leveled their capital. In 2016, they had another hurricane.
Haitian refugees in the 50,000 range have poured over the Mexican border into the US as “economic refugees”.
These “refugees” sent $1.3 billion back to relatives in Haiti.
US will deport 10,000 illegals back to Haiti.