Florida: Puerto Rican Influx Presents Challenge and Opportunity For GOP
October 11, 2017 14 Commentson
Florida has seen an influx of Puerto Ricans since 2000, and in the wake of Hurricane Maria, many more Puerto Ricans are fleeing their devastated homes and moving to Florida. It's not clear how many of these newly-arrived Puerto Ricans will stay, but as many as 100,000 could impact not only the state's politics but national elections. Writing two years, Pew reported that Florida's Puerto Rican population increased 110% since 2000.