The massive arrival of Cubans in Florida in recent years has caused “traffic jams” in some key aspects of the economic and social lives of its residents.
For example, it is estimated that about 75 thousand migrants born on the island currently live in the city of Hialeah.
An alarming fact like that has led to an affordable housing crisis that everyone is suffering from today. This is what the mayor of the city, Esteban Bovo himself, commented on.
In fact, this geographical point in Florida is one of the places where Cuban migrants are most welcomed after arriving in the United States.
To give you an idea of Hialeah’s reality on the subject, we give you a clear example. That total, 75 thousand Cubans, is a high number if we compare it to the 400 thousand migrants who have arrived in the United States in recent years.
Hialeah remains in the spotlight
“In the last three years, we have seen how the collapse of the southern border has manifested itself in big cities like Chicago and New York. What is never reported is the influence that the volume of people arriving in cities like Hialeah is having,” said the mayor.
“There are no documents from the federal government with real numbers; we believe that 75% of these immigrants settled in South Florida. It is not an exaggeration to say that half of them are in Hialeah,” Bovo warned.
The mayor also explained in a press conference that the Cuban community, along with other migrants, contributed to the creation of an affordable housing crisis. “In Hialeah, the increase in rental costs is not that much.”
“What we have seen in the city is a drastic increase in rent, 100% from one day to the next. We have residents who pay $1,000.00 USD, and the next day, their rent is raised to $2,000.00 USD.”