ID office open in the Diaspora for Haitians
The current political situation may be cause for panic as the problem for election in Haiti can not be resolved between the Government of Michel Martelly and the opposition. However, the Haitian Diaspora is getting closer and closer to become a determining factor in the next election in Haiti.
Haiti is moving forward with the plan to have all its citizens counted and to give them the right to vote, no matter where they are. It is in the same concept that the actual government has decided to create this new ID office in the Diaspora for Haitians.
As was promised early last month, an ID office has been set up were Haitians living in the U.S. can go to receive their national identification cards. Located in the consolute for Haiti in Miami, the office will begin operations in December and will issue cards that will serve for 10 years. These cards will have a specific number assigned, just as in the case of the Social Security number, and will afford diaspora members a chance to stay active in the future of their homeland.