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One way Hurricane Irma could affect the U.S. — even if it misses Florida

Even if Hurricane Irma doesn’t make landfall in the contiguous United States, its impact could be felt nonetheless.

Hurricanes cause an increase in international migration to the U.S., according to a new working paper from researchers at the University of Michigan distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research this week. To produce their analysis, researchers used immigration-related data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Homeland Se…
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