In debates over possible changes to the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States, one issue always seems to rise to the top: the… Read More »Constitutional Experts: U.S. Citizenship in Puerto Rico Guaranteed Only With Statehood
In a recent article in Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF), author Edward Hunt reports that “U.S. officials are laying claim to the large oceanic area… Read More »U.S. Military Authority in the Freely Associated States
The Puerto Rico Status Act, a bill currently in Congress, provides for a vote in Puerto Rico to choose among three options: independence, statehood, and… Read More »Permanent Military Presence but only Temporary Economic Help under Free Association
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
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?
U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Democrats have released a document explaining the U.S. citizenship provisions in the Puerto Rico Status Act. The Committee’s special focus… Read More »HR 2757: U.S. Citizenship Provisions Explained