On sunday 97% of voters in puerto rico expressed support for the island becoming a state the referendum was non-binding, and the united state congress would have to pass a bill to change puerto rico's status from a territory to a state. Puerto rico is home to 33 million people - all american citizens but they don't receive congressional representation or presidential votes some analysts also believe puerto rico was treated as. Jonathan r martinez english 215 draft of argumentative essay/ 01 july 7, 2011 should puerto rico become the 51st state should puerto rico become the union's 51st state. Hawaii is the most recent territory to become a state in 1959, just a few months after alaska, the territory of hawaii achieved statehood puerto rico, the 51st.
For puerto rico to become a us state, congress would need to pass a statute laying out the transition process if congress does not pass a statute, puerto rico's status will remain as it is. Puerto ricans voted overwhelmingly sunday to become the 51st us state, but there is no celebrating yet only congress can make puerto rico a state, and there's little appetite to do that right. Does puerto rico really want to be the 51st state in other words, if a majority of puerto ricans vote to become a state, they should become a state now, for the first time -- maybe -- they.
The statehood movement in puerto rico rep jenniffer gonzález filed a bill that would pave way for puerto rico to become a state 51st state puerto rico. Among those hoping puerto rico will become a state is jose alvarez, a 61-year-old businessman now is the moment to do it, he said we've spent a lot of years working on a socioeconomic model. Gov rick scott thinks the us should respect the will of the people of puerto rico and make the island the nation's 51st state, according to the associated press it's a decision that.
Just one small point here this is not the fifth time that puerto rico has voted for statehood there have been several referenda on the matter and the one in 2012 was the first time that a majority of those voting voted for puerto rico to become a state. Personally, i think pr should become independent the us in my opinion is just holding pr hostage and don't care about the people black puerto-ricans don't even get half a bar. Puerto rico: the 51st state on december 28, 2011, then-puerto rico governor luis fortuno (r-pr) signed into law a local statute to hold a vote on puerto rico statehood among island residents in november of 2012. Make puerto rico the 51st state puerto rico deserves to become the 51 st state of the union with the same rights and responsibilities than the rest of our fellow americans after all, we have. If puerto rico were to become a state, if it becomes the 51st state, puerto rico would easily be the poorest the poverty rate on the island is 45 percent, according to the 2010 census, over.
When will puerto rico become a state one of the questions we often get is, when will puerto rico become a state good question puerto rico has met the qualifications for statehood: there is an organized government, a constitution approved by congress, and enough people to make a populated state of the union. This weekend, puerto ricans made their way to the polls to vote on the possibility of the us territory officially becoming the 51st state while 97% of the votes were in favor of puerto rico. Can puerto rico become the 51st state the united states won control of puerto rico in 1898 following the spanish-american war it granted citizenship to the island's residents in 1917—which. Many think puerto rico should become the 51st state puerto rico is home to 34 million americans who don't have a voting member in congress nor are they able to vote in us elections.
Puerto rico debt: is becoming the 51st state the answer changing the dynamics for electoral politics and increasing the chances that puerto rico's status will become an electoral issue and. What's the hold up and how could it eventually happen. A 51st star so, puerto rico for statehood, it is — huzzah new york post share this: facebook twitter a very palindromic 15 ways the rico-suave us territory should become state no.
Why should or shouldn't puerto rico become our 51st state: they vote in the primaries but not general election they receive our protection many of their citizenry want to official join the united states but many still don't. Puerto ricans head to the polls sunday for a plebiscite intended to chart a course for the island's future at issue is whether voters favor beginning the process of asking the us congress to. On the other hand, many others think that puerto rico should become the 51st state of the united states in 2012, puerto rico's authorities formally requested the congress and president of the usa to admit puerto rico as a new state. This week's vote on puerto rico's status, in which the largest share of votes supported statehood, got a lot of people wondering whether the island territory may become the 51st state but don.