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Congressman Brendan Boyle meets with FEMA in Puerto Rico.

“This is an issue that Washington, D.C. has ignored for too long. There are some federal policies coming out of Washington that have helped contribute to why Puerto Rico has this debt issue,” Congressman Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania told AL DÍA.

Florida's undocumented farmworkers especially hit hard by Irma

 09/29/2017 - 05:04
Undated photo provided by the Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) on Sept. 28, 2017 showing a house damaged by Hurricane Irma, in Immokalee, Florida, USA. EPA-EFE/RCMA

The hurricane's human cost is particularly apparent in Immokalee, a southwestern Florida town of around 20,000 inhabitants where approximately half of the population are undocumented farmworkers from Mexico, Guatemala and Haiti who work in tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and pumpkin fields.

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