Absolutely! I tell most of the people i interact with here who want to go to the states that if you're not doing well here you're probably not going to have a good experience in the states. The "American dream" era is over.
It's hard to go back and tell people you made a mistake or you're struggling while abroad. It's all about optics. It's also about what a lot of money is here on the island vs. the states.
The lower Broad Street area is the heart of the Dominican community in Providence. The late Buddy Cianci loved to visit and court voters during election season. And one of Providence former mayors, Ángel Taveras, is of Dominican descent. Many have moved over to Warwick, Cranston, and even to nearby Central Falls.