Mariel boatlift

The Mariel boatlift was a mass emigration of Cubans to the United States between April and October 1980. The majority of these Cubans settled in Florida, with many of them settling in Miami. The influx offers an interesting real-world example of a large migrant influx into a small region over a brief period of time and its effects on the receiving economy, culture, and society.

Below are links to discussions of the Mariel Boatlift and its implications.

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