The President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has told the media that Haiti is on the verge of becoming a territory of the United States.
According to Jovenel Moïse, Haiti would be joining Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa to become permanently inhabited territory of the United States.
“This has been a request on the table for quite sometime. Trump administration has made it very favorable for us.” – The President said.
“Haitian envoy are expected to be in the U.S soon to append signatures on documents” – he added.
As a territory of the United States, Haiti would become a sub-national administrative division directly overseen by the United States federal government.
Despite being overseen by the United States, Haiti would have an organized government through an Organic Act passed by the U.S. Congress.
The country will also have local voting rights and protections under U.S. courts, pay some U.S. taxes, and have limited representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Haitians will elect “Members of Congress” who, like the delegate from Washington, D.C., “possess the same powers as other members of the House, except that they may not vote when the House is meeting as the House of Representatives.”
As a member of the U.S territories, Haiti automatically becomes part of the U.S and as such would not require visas when traveling to the U.S.
Jovenel Moïse hinted that, plans are far advanced for Haiti to be recognized as a U.S territory.