Gov. Scott Declares a State of Emergency for Puerto Rican Refugees


The upcoming wave of refugees will be another test of the out-going governor’s leadership.

“I think we’re going to see a lot of people come here. But my job is, whatever number of people come here, I’m going to do everything I can to help them. I know Gov. Rosello’s goal is to rebuild Puerto Rico and I’m going to do everything I can to do that, whether it’s helping him with our DOT or our K-12 education,” Scott said.

Since Hurricane Maria, Gov. Scott has sent nearly 1,500 Spanish-speaking law enforcement officials to assist the overwhelmed Puerto Rican officials.