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The condition of the Puerto Ricans in the city of New York today? You mean economically?
Economically, it is absolutely desperate. That is to say, most of us are living off relief and W. P. A., and as long as we have that we are going to eat, but when that is taken away from us, we don't know where the next meal is coming from.  >>more...>>

Title:     Testimony of Florentino Irizarry, New York, NY
Author:    Irizarry, Florentino
Source:     U. S. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate the Interstate Migration of Destitute Citizens. Interstate Migration. Hearings… (Washington: GPO, 1940-41), p. 122.
Date:     July 29, 1940

Publisher:     Tolan Committee Hearings
Type:     Testimony

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Internal Migration
New York City
Puerto Ricans