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Puerto Rican migration to the U.S. mainland triples
NotiUno.com (Spanish) ^ | January 7, 2015 | NotiUno

Posted on 01/07/2015 7:04:07 AM PST by rrstar96

(English translation)

The Puerto Rican exodus is at its height. And to judge from Transport Statistics Bureau data, over 72,000 Puerto Ricans left the island during the first 6 months of 2014, El Nuevo Día reports.

This number is triple what was recorded for the same period in previous years. For example, over 24,000 people left Puerto Rico during the first 6 months of 2013.

According to demographer Judith Rodriguez, the numbers are alarming and prove what was suspected, namely that Puerto Rican emigration to other places in search of a better quality of life is increasing at a huge pace.

Meanwhile, economist Gustavo Vélez said that the different administrations in the island have underestimated this situation despite the great impact it has on the economy and that it is necessary to address it immediately.

The Economy Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Economist Antonio Rosado told Noti Uno that the massive migration of Puerto Ricans that tripled last year originated with a structural problem in the island's economy.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: immigration; migration; puertorico

1 posted on 01/07/2015 7:04:07 AM PST by rrstar96
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To: cll; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; TeĆ³filo; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; ...

Puerto Rico ping

Things were tough in Puerto Rico when I left 27 years ago, but it seems they are much worse today.


2 posted on 01/07/2015 7:07:08 AM PST by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

Yeah and unfortunately the most recent batch of “immigrants” from Boricua are leftists to the extreme.


3 posted on 01/07/2015 7:17:15 AM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: rrstar96

And they will populate at much faster rates than white or black people do. Think the importation is intentional to hand the U.S. over to Mexico (I know PR is part of the U.S.)? I do. It may not be formalized but it’s the end result. Its probable that NWO couldn’t have come about with the U.S. standing in its way. I wonder how much 0 was paid to do this?


4 posted on 01/07/2015 7:31:39 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001; Roman_War_Criminal

From my own perspective, I had no leftist or hand-over-to-Mexico agenda when moving to the mainland from Puerto Rico. I am a conservative as conservatives go, and I definitely oppose our southern border being hemorrhaged by illegal immigrants.


5 posted on 01/07/2015 7:51:11 AM PST by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

Everything Free in America.


6 posted on 01/07/2015 7:59:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: rrstar96

I was referring to all importation of illegal aliens really (if you were a citizen in PR you wouldn’t be illegal). Mexico is the worst offender. I think our prez and there’s have made some back room deals. I’m pretty sure drug importation is one of them. I’ve spoken to 3 “Federales” in the past that worked for the former president who said that he was aware of and involved in the drug trade. Two of them said they were assigned to assist in the transportation of the “product”. These guys were not the lying type IMO. I’ve heard the same from Mexican gang members in the past too. It’s not proof but when a bunch of people say the same thing and they don’t know each other...


7 posted on 01/07/2015 8:11:03 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: rrstar96

And they breed like rats when they get here.


8 posted on 01/07/2015 8:16:21 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: rrstar96
We visited PR over Christmas week a couple years ago. Wife and daughter-in-law found an inexpensive waterfront rental in Huatillo in western PR.
Food and accommodations were good. We toured a big cave, the radio telescope and some nearby cities. I think there are more English speakers in Mexico than PR, however. My high school Spanish was challenged from time to time. Older folks speak only Spanish. We ran into several young men and women who had been in the US military who spoke fluent English.
Drugs appear to be a serious problem in the rural areas. There were broken syringes in the street near our cabin.
9 posted on 01/07/2015 8:30:24 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Obama winks


10 posted on 01/07/2015 8:32:14 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: rrstar96

I wouldn’t call this immigration since Puerto Rico is American territory and Puerto Ricans are citizens, just like Guam or the American Virgin Islands. Yeah, many of them are hard leftists who don’t like America but they are no different that those who move from Chicago to Washington DC or any of their “people”. Unfortunately, still citizens.


11 posted on 01/07/2015 8:44:16 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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I think PR has a lot going for it. Great weather, Yankee money and investment.

Minuses include astronomical electric power costs and decades of welfare.


12 posted on 01/07/2015 9:03:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: rrstar96

My wife is Cuban....my mother is Spaniard & father comes from a long line of French Huguenots that landed in NY back in 1667.

My perspective is that I wish PR would have become an independent nation. I lived in Mexico for almost 10 years and there’s no getting away from the fact that their values are far different than Gringo values. Same goes for PR. I’ve met many good Puerto Ricans, some who’ve served our Armed Forces—God Bless Them! But that still won’t change the fact that the current influx over the past 20 years or so from all Latin American nations (and the world) consists mostly of leftists ideologues and moochers.

This country will never be the same again....


13 posted on 01/07/2015 9:23:35 AM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I wouldn’t disagree with that. I think that all of the positives put together, is the reason why the push to become either a state or independent nation fails.


14 posted on 01/07/2015 12:03:37 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: dfwgator

“Everything Free in America.”

They are Americans.


15 posted on 01/07/2015 12:09:32 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
"long line of French Huguenots that landed in NY back in 1667."

I was born in the year 1953, (I'll be 62 years old, come October.) On my mother's side of the family, I was the first person to leave Long Island, New York, circa 1978, {get ready for this} in little over 300 years.

Now residing in the People's Republic of Washington {State, for those on the East Coast, they hear Washington & think Wash. D.C.} or more commonly known as the San-Fran-Freak-O of the North.

16 posted on 01/07/2015 3:18:46 PM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: Stanwood_Dave

That’s amazing! My folks left NY in the 1820’s to go to Ohio. Apparently the farming was better there.

I thought WA had a lot of conservative areas outside of Seattle?

I’ve never been but plan on going next year sometime!


17 posted on 01/07/2015 3:44:22 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
Pretty much west of the Cascade Mountains, all liberal's. the closer to Seattle you get, the worst it is.

The political aspect of Washington State is as follows: There are are 39 counties. One of those counties is named KING County {this is where Seattle is located}. What or how King County votes, on a given subject, so goes the outcome.

18 posted on 01/09/2015 9:31:10 AM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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