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A fly-along with relief workers in Puerto Rico

A fly-along with relief workers in Puerto Rico

College students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were displaced by recent hurricanes will be offered a break in tuition costs at state-operated colleges and universities in NY. The Governor however urged bondholders to look past the dollars and help the island secure money to rebuild from Congress.

She and Trump met briefly during the president's visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, when Trump said Puerto Rico, bankrupt before the storm, had thrown the federal budget "out of whack". And rebuilding better than ever. Puerto Rico's bonds reportedly plunged upon those comments.

After receiving the official damage report via direct communication from the El Conquistador Resort, and assessing the aftermath to the island of Puerto Rico, the decision was made to cancel.

About 35 students from Puerto Rico Law have taken the law schools up on their offers of assistance, and now it's just a matter of when they will be able to leave the island.

Camacho hopes that the president and federal government take more steps to aid in relief efforts.

Assistant Director of New Student Programs Lauryn Davis provided her thoughts on helping students affected by this natural disaster.

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While visiting the ravaged island, Trump nearly gleefully gloated that 16 deaths are far fewer than the more than 1,800 that died during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 - a storm he referred to as a "real catastrophe" - telling Puerto Ricans they should be "very proud".

"The economy will suffer, and it may push people who are on the fence to say, "we're leaving", he said, potentially pushing the bankrupt territory into even worse financial straits.

Students would pay in-state tuition rates.

Marie Perkins, a chemistry Ph.D. student, returns home to the U.S. Virgin Islands at Christmas each year and celebrates the holiday at the islands' Carnival Festival.

In situations of future disasters, Lotyczewski said that Utica College's Emergency Relief Fund will help students and their families in need.

The nation's largest public university system took similar steps after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the quake in Haiti in 2010.

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