Since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, migration has intensified, particularly among adults with children, according to Hunter College Researchers. “Where are the Puerto Rican babies? They are all in the diaspora,” Edwin Meléndez from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, tells NBC News. In the past nine years, Puerto Rico’s population has fallen from about 3.9 million in 2009 to 3.1 million in 2018.
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