Of course the number flowing in from Puerto Rico borders has tripled. Obama opened the doors wide and said come on in. We’ll give you a drivers license, a job that should have gone to an American, and all the welfare you can stand. It kills me that our leaders pretend immigration is going to help our economy. How is taking jobs from Americans, and lowering the wages of the jobs they do get to compete with cheap labor going to help our economy? The answer is, it’s not! More people will be living under the poverty line and we’ll no longer have a middle class. They’re turning us into the same kind of third world country these people left.
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.