PUERTO RICO: Turn of the Tide

Has the tide of Puerto Rican immigration to the U.S. begun to turn? Clarence Senior, onetime Columbia University statistician who now heads the commonwealth's Department of Labor offices in the U.S., thinks that it has—at least for the present. In the last three months of 1953, Sociologist Senior reported last week, 15,221 more Puerto Ricans returned to their native home than arrived on the mainland. Main reason for the reversal: growing unemployment in the U.S.


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