Posts Tagged: Gerald Ford

Judge Juan Torruella and the Denial of Equal Rights for Puerto Ricans

Juan Rafael Torruella del Valle, Sr. is a  judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. A native Puerto Rican, Judge Torruella is frequently sought out for his legal commentary on the treatment of Puerto Rico under the United States Constitution.  He is not happy with the failure of U.S. jurisprudence… Read more »

Self Determination for Puerto Rico

Statements by National, State and Grassroots Leaders on the Need to Honor Self Determination for Puerto Rico The obligation of the United States to honor a Puerto Rican status choice has been recognized many, many times over the years, from presidents of the United States to local veterans groups, whose members historically stood together with… Read more »

President Gerald Ford, Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, Submitting Proposed Puerto Rico Statehood Legislation

President Gerald Ford, Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, Submitting Proposed Puerto Rico Statehood Legislation, January 14, 1977.  Since 1900, Presidents and Congresses have debated the question of statehood for Puerto Rico.  Some progress has been made in providing the people of Puerto Rico with greater… Read more »