In 1917, Congress granted U.S. citizenship to Puerto Rico residents when it passed the Jones Act. This law also included a bill of rights similar… Read More »How U.S. Citizenship Evolved in Puerto Rico
In 2020, during the COVID epidemic, a survey from George Washington University found that 40% of Puerto Rico’s population was food insecure, meaning that they… Read More »Food Sovereignty Plan Creates Controversy
When considering Puerto Rico’s political status, there’s been some focus on possible ramifications for U.S. citizens who were born in Puerto Rico but living in… Read More »The Fate of U.S. Citizens in a New Nation of Puerto Rico
One of Puerto Rico’s most serious problems right now is population drain. Residents are moving to the states in increasing numbers – a problem exacerbated… Read More »Population Drain in a New Nation of Puerto Rico
A new Indo-Pacific Task Force established in the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today on how the Compacts of Free… Read More »Congress Considers U.S. Military Rights under Free Association as China Threat Grows
The Puerto Rico Status Act calls for a vote in Puerto Rico on political status. It specifies three status options, two of which give Puerto… Read More »What Happens to U.S. Citizenship If Puerto Rico Becomes a Foreign Country? Possible Scenarios
In April, Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), the lead Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, reintroduced legislation to offer the people of Puerto Rico a… Read More »Citizens of the Freely Associated States in the U.S.
The Philippine Islands were ceded to the United States by Spain on April 11, 1899. The Philippines then became a territory of the United States… Read More »What Happened to Filipinos in the U.S. after Independence?