Arrival of Puerto Ricans post-Hurricane Maria could have big impact on Florida

As many as 100,000 people are arriving from Puerto Rico, potentially transforming the Sunshine State’s housing, education, employment – and politics

These are long days at Orlando international airport for Ana Cruz, coordinator of the city’s Hispanic office of local assistance, who has greeted thousands of displaced Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Three weeks after the monster storm ripped through the US territory, Cruz is becoming a key part of Florida’s response to the gathering pace of one of the largest migrations in modern US history by providing an empathetic welcome to distressed families at the airport’s disaster relief centre.

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Author: POLITICO

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