From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Puerto Ricans fleeing island’s troubles find an unlikely haven: Camden
Updated: OCTOBER 24, 2016 — 1:08 AM EDT
by Luis Ferré Sadurni, Staff Writer
… Brenda Moyet, 41, left Puerto Rico in November 2011 to escape a violent ex-husband. Moyet, along with her three children and current husband, Hector Aponte, lived in three New York City homeless shelters before settling in Camden [NJ] last November.
Aponte, 43, is diabetic, bipolar and schizophrenic, and puts his Supplemental Security Income toward the $800 rent of their East Camden home.
Their landlord recently put the house up for sale, plunging their housing situation into uncertainty. The family of five relies on $560 in food stamps and on food banks.
“Many undocumented immigrants think that because we are citizens of the United States everything is easier for us, but it’s not like that,” said Aponte.
Their limited knowledge of English was frustrating at first, Moyet and Aponte said, but other Spanish speakers in the East Camden community eased their assimilation.
And despite their precarious economic situation, Moyet said she prefers living in Camden because her children are better off.
“Education, health care, welfare – everything is better than in Puerto Rico,” said Moyet, who lived in public housing there.
Back in August, I wrote about how the Democrats were happy that Puerto Rico was falling apart because it helped them rig the Electoral College by inducing an exodus of Puerto Ricans to Florida, tipping that purple state blue.
According to the Clinton campaign, 133,000 Latinos have already voted in Florida, a tight state where Latinos could be the difference for Clinton.
posted on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:34 p.m.
BuzzFeed News Reporter
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is touting a substantial 99% increase in Latino voting in Florida compared to this point in 2012, with 133,000 Hispanics already casting their ballot in the state, as part of its major focus on getting its base to vote early in key swing states.
The campaign included the figure it called “unprecedented” in its latest field report Monday, as early voting begins in Florida, with the 133,000 votes comprising mail-in and absentee ballots.
In case you are wondering, the article does not explain how the Clinton campaign knows this.