The HOPE Act would create tens of thousands of jobs, proponents say.
By Carol J. Williams
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Vladimir Fabre had what passes here for a
decent-paying job: work as a fabric roller at a factory making T-shirts
for U.S. discount stores.
But three years ago, Fabre, his mother and four of his siblings lost
their employment, thanks to rising political violence here and fierce
competition from Asia. The Fabres now eke out an existence by boiling a