For many Floridians, the influx of Cuban migrants has had a profound impact on their way of life. First and foremost, the migrants have been forced to take up residence in parks and other public spaces, disrupting natural habitats and social networks. But this isn’t the only downside of Cubans crossing into the United States illegally. The influx has also caused shortages in labor in some industries, leading to increased prices and decreased production. In this blog post, we will explore how Cuba’s struggling economy has led to an influx of Cuban migrants into the United States. We will also discuss some solutions to stem the tide of these migrants and protect Florida’s economy.
What is causing the influx of Cuban migrants?
Since 2008, the number of Cuban migrants crossing into the United States has skyrocketed. The reason for this increase is still unknown, but many believe that it has to do with Fidel Castro’s death in November of 2016.
Since 2009, the number of Cubans attempting to migrate to the U.S. by crossing the Florida Straits has increased by more than 500%. This influx of migrants is causing major problems for authorities in both Florida and Texas. In March of 2018, a park in Florida was completely shut down due to the massive influx of Cuban migrants. The park was home to a large amount of wildlife, but now it is empty and devoid of life.
The national park in Florida has been closed due to the influx of Cuban migrants
The national park in Florida has been closed due to the influx of Cuban migrants. The park, which is located in Big Cypress National Preserve, has seen a large increase in visitors since January, when President Obama announced that the United States would be open to Cubans who were seeking refuge from their home country. However, with the recent news that the Trump administration is clamping down on immigration, many of the Cuban migrants have been turned away from US borders and have started crossing into Florida in order to take advantage of the warm weather and open spaces. The closure of the national park has had a negative impact on tourism in the area, as well as on the environment.
What are the consequences of the influx of Cuban migrants?
Since the late 1990s, when Fidel Castro’s regime began to unravel, Cuba has seen an influx of migrants, many of whom hope to find a better life in the United States. As a result, the southern U.S. state of Florida has been struggling with how to handle this population influx. In March 2017, the National Park Service announced that it was closing down part of Everglades National Park due to the large number of Cuban migrants occupying its resources. The park service cited Cubans’ use of illegal campsites and trash as major contributors to the park’s degradation. The closure caused an outcry from environmental groups and local residents who argued that it would prevent economic opportunity for locals and stunt tourism within the park. While Everglades National Park is not alone in facing this problem – national parks throughout the country have seen a rise in Cubans – it is one example of how Cuban migration has disrupted social and economic life in Florida.