Cuba is among the top five countries citizens are fleeing from. In fiscal year 2013, 4,205 Cubans received refugee visas, a 6 percent increase over the figure in 2012. The majority settle in Florida, among the top five destination states for refugees.
Cuba is among the top five countries citizens are fleeing from. In fiscal year 2013, 4,205 Cubans received refugee visas, a 6 percent increase over the figure in 2012. The majority settle in Florida, among the top five destination states for refugees. Joe Raedle Getty Images
Cuba is among the top five countries citizens are fleeing from. In fiscal year 2013, 4,205 Cubans received refugee visas, a 6 percent increase over the figure in 2012. The majority settle in Florida, among the top five destination states for refugees. Joe Raedle Getty Images

Florida is magnet for refugees fleeing their homelands

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