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Hurricane Evacuees: At Home Within The Puerto Rican Diaspora

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“I’ve landed in probably the home away from home,” said Richard Santiago, who evacuated from Puerto Rico to Chicago a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Seventeen years ago, Santiago worked as a visiting artist for a local school that had just hired him for a new project before the storm. This time, Santiago decided to resettle in Chicago with his wife and children.

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