I’m not talking about kneeling. I’m talking about importance stuff. I’m talking about the humanitarian crisis that is going to pull into JFK airport in the next week.
Yes, we can avoid thinking about humanitarian crisises in Syria and Yemen. Those people live there, and very few are coming here. It’s sad, no doubt, but most people quickly forget about it, because, hey! Prince Harry is getting engaged!
Puerto Rican are Americans. They can arrive without visas as soon as those planes are up in the air again. Some will come and stay with relatives. Others are just going to show up here. We are going to have to find room for three million people — more people than the population of several states — who may or may not have any resources or savings. In the next few weeks, they are going to arrive in New York City and Miami looking for housing, schools, food, and jobs. Are our cities ready for them?
It doesn’t look like Puerto Rico is going to be able to rebuild for years. Their shaky government and economic situation will make a bad situation worse. It’s too bad. It’s a lovely country with so much opportunity, especially for tourism.