Lifting the law would have enabled Puerto Rico to receive aid cheaply and quickly with cheaper, tax-free, and readily available foreign-flagged ships.
"This has been a devastating hurricane". Once that is secured, Dr. Mahoney will take the donations herself to Puerto Rico to treat those in need the most.
Zrike said most new families will be classified as homeless.
"The ultimate things I'm hoping is that they're alive".
Many students, he said, will come without any records.
"'We've got A-pluses in Texas and Florida and we will also on Puerto Rico", Trump said. "So that as they start interfacing with families, they're providing us with information about families that may be coming with children".
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the island needed 1,000 to 1,500 additional security personnel and at least another 200 generators, as well as fuel for them.
Ileana Cintron is coordinating much of this.
She says she never knows when she will be able to talk to her family since there's very poor cell service.
"It's very tough because it's an island". She's not coping well with the trauma or the intense heat, Roman said.
Toledo said he expects some of the major needs of the new residents will be medical care, job training, and housing.
"We're dramatically increasing the federal footprint that's there", Long said, speaking outside the White House. Thousands of residents are anxious about family members and friends. Since then, they've become close.
The US military and all relevant agencies are under orders to do "everything in their power" to help Puerto Rico, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.
4 In Your Corner reached out to American Airlines to see what fliers like the Riveras can do to get reimbursed for all the extra nights they had to spend in a hotel.