Puerto Ricans migration pattern is similar to Mariel boatlift (horizontal-x3)
Several government voices have said that 500,000 Puerto Ricans could arrive in the United States as a result of the devastation that the hurricane left on the island. (Especial para GFR Media / Carla D. Martínez)

Orlando, Florida - Puerto Rican migration to the United States, mainly to central Florida and driven by the blow of Hurricane Maria, can be compared in magnitude to the Mariel boatlift, the port where, in 1980, more than 125,000 Cubans crowded into boats to this country.

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