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Gov. Rick Scott Declares State Of Emergency As 100,000s Of Puerto Ricans Flee To Florida

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 Cinnamon    28,956

As mayors of cities with large Puerto Rican populations continue to advocate for federal assistance to help with the resettlement of hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans who are expected to temporarily seek shelter with friends and families in the US, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Florida, allowing state agencies to take extraordinary measures to assist families that will soon be arriving in droves to cities like Orlando and Miami, both of which feature large Puerto Rican populations.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Scott announced that disaster relief centers will be set up at Orlando International Airport and in Miami to help those seeking refuge in Florida.

“Puerto Rico is absolutely devastated and so many families have lost everything,” Scott said in a released statement. “Our goal is to make sure that while [Puerto Rican] Governor [Ricardo] Rosselló is working to rebuild Puerto Rico, any families displaced by Maria that come to Florida are welcomed and offered every available resource from the state.”

The relief center at OIA, and two others at Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami, open Tuesday, according to a release from Scott’s office, just days after Puerto Rican airports reopened following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

“These Disaster Relief Centers will help Puerto Ricans coming into Florida get matched with all the available state resources they may need and ensure that as families come into Florida, they are given the tools they need to work and provide their children with a great education,” Scott stated.



Wait, what? I thought Florida was trying to recover still. 

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 sybdragon    1,805

Florida will be up and running a while before Puerto Rico will. There was a 'join the USA as a state vote'. Puerto Rico wants to be a state. But the USA is not having it so far. The people that have a little money or relatives in the USA and they can get a free ride to the mainland.... They are going to jump at the chance for that. This is the story I've always heard about Puerto Ricans. They flock to the mainland if they can. http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/02/americas/puerto-rico-exodus/  

It's a free ride. 

Snippet: Puerto Ricans are leaving the island for the mainland United States at a historic rate.

The commonwealth's Institute of Statistics revealed Sunday the results of its analysis on 2014 migration, which found that Puerto Rico lost almost 2% of its population that year.

About 84,000 people moved from Puerto Rico to the United States in 2014, according to the report, while only 20,000 moved back to the island, resulting in a net migration of 1.8%.

On average, 230 people left per day -- enough to fill two daily flights out of the island.

The result is the highest net migration recorded in the past decade, the Institute said. end snippet.....

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 TheOldMan    3,228
3 hours ago, MuchMaligned said:

FLA turns blue before the next election.

And it turns into an even deeper cesspool of crime and welfare.


FLA is done 

jimmy Carter part 2 

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 Cryptic Mole    5,201

The US should just go ahead and fvck up the US flag by adding another star!

(In 2012, voters in Puerto Rico rejected the status quo and requested the United States consider establishing Puerto Rico as the 51st state.) Thus, Puerto Rico does not meet the criteria to be considered an independent country since it is truly a dependent territory of the United States.

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