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Would the United States of America benefit from introducing a provision allowing Puerto Ricans in the United States to become mainland citizens of the USA, politically indistinguishable from domestic Americans?

Would the United States of America benefit from introducing a provision allowing Puerto Ricans in the United States to become mainland citizens of the USA, politically indistinguishable from domestic Americans?
  • Yes, Puerto Ricans should be full citizens.

    Puerto Ricans should be given full citizenship. Our country would benefit from increased cultural interchange between Puerto Rico and the mainland. Further, this country declared its independence in part, because they were being taxed but provided no representation. It is unfair that Puerto Ricans pay some federal taxes, but can't vote for the U.S. president.

  • Yes: The USA Would Benefit From Giving Puerto Ricans A Path To Citizenship

    If people genuinely want to be citizens of a nation and work hard and pay taxes, then the nation would be able to benefit from having them as citizens. True, corporations are able to profit by keeping people in second class statuses and easily exploitable, but if a nation wants to be strong, it would make sense to have those desirous for citizenship in its mix who would then vouch for their new homeland. Puerto Ricans would make an obvious addition.

  • Allowing Puerto Ricans in the US to become mainland citizens

    I don't believe that it would help our country because we rely on the jobs that are avaialble and allowing the mass amount of people into our country would cause alot of people to loose their jobs and would creat alot of cahos in the economy and alot more job loss.

  • United States Of America

    I personally think that Puerto Ricans should remain politically distinguishable from domestic Americans because Puerto Rico has never wanted to become a state, so even if they become American citizens, they don't deserve the same status. I believe this makes a difference because if they aren't distinguishable we could have a case where a president met the requirements, but wasn't born in the US.

  • No It Shouldn't

    I believe Puerto Ricans should remain politically distinguishable from domestic Americans because Puerto Rico has never wanted to become a state, so even if they become American citizens, they don't deserve the same status. I believe this makes a difference because if they aren't distinguishable we could have a case where a president met the requirements, but wasn't born in the US.


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