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Old 07-02-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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What impact do you think there is between the amount of illegal Domenicans, most of which are poor, and the surge of drugs in the Island?
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Dorado, PR
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What impact do you think there is between the amount of illegal Domenicans, most of which are poor, and the surge of drugs in the Island?
There is no link whatsoever. Dominicans come here to get JOBS.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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There is no link whatsoever. Dominicans come here to get JOBS.
Ah the old "they are just doing the jobs we won't do argument". There is a direct correlation between illegal immigrants from Latin America and crime everywhere in the United States including in Puerto Rico. More illegals = more crime pure and simple.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Ah the old "they are just doing the jobs we won't do argument". There is a direct correlation between illegal immigrants from Latin America and crime everywhere in the United States including in Puerto Rico. More illegals = more crime pure and simple.
To an extent. In so far as illegal immigration adds to the population of unskilled and uneducated, which by virtue of said status cannot find gainful employment in an island with already horrible labor participation rate, then yes, illegal immigration contributes to the drug violence and general uptick in crime. It is not however endemic to their race or nature. Seems like splitting hairs, just making sure we don't validate xenophobia while calling a spade a spade is all.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I haven't a clue about the Dominicans living in PR, since you can't ever get a real answer. Some folks here are living in another time in regards to immigration, I mean their dislike/distrust is far more intense than those of mainlanders towards Mexicans. Not everyone but some people. But I know that the drug trade, or the cocaine routes anyway, are international and involve many different players. Speedboats come from either Colombia and Venezuela and they don't always go straight to PR. Sometimes they stop off in Haiti or the DR and then Dominicans bring them across the Mona Passage. So Dominicans are involved in the shipping process, no doubt.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico
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Can anyone offer input regarding the safety/crime rates of these two towns? To date, I've never felt unsafe each time I've visited these towns.

I live in Aguadilla and the only crime i see here is people with no taillights and they all seem to think its a race
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:05 AM
 
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I think this whole crime/violence wave is worst in people's imagination than in reality, and the culprit is the media which likes to make things seem much bigger and worst than they really are. All one has to do is crunch some numbers to see the crude reality.

What percentage of Puerto Rico's population was killed last year?

How many of those were due to drugs?

Where did most took place?

Can you calculate what your risk level is of actually becoming a victim of such crime, taking into account not being involved in the drug business, taking minor precautions, and hanging out in the safer areas?

The answers may just open a few eyes, but not in the alarmist direction.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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