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Survey: Only 50,000 Puerto Ricans displaced, not 200,000

Survey: Only 50,000 Puerto Ricans displaced, not 200,000


Don’t believe the hype, the news.

Every election year, both sides of the political aisle tell potential voters not to believe polls or news that does not conform with their political agenda.

2018 is no different from past election years.

After Hurricane Maria barreled through Puerto Rico, media outlets began reporting that over 200,000 displaced Puerto Ricans had come to the mainland U.S.

That number has been been debunked.

According to an Associated Press account, a recent survey conducted by the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research department has the real number island settlers between 30,000 and 50,000, a far cry from 200,000+ the media has reported.

These real numbers should make a huge difference on election day.


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]

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