Puerto rican voters endorsed a nonbinding referendum for statehood sunday but low turnout suggested that the island's more than three million inhabitants are split on the best path out of the. The reality is, there's only one path forward to address puerto rico's current status: statehoodstatehood would allow the island's struggling economy to grow past a decade-long recession by. In january 2017, she introduced the puerto rico admission bill as an attempt to uphold the results of a 2012 plebiscite in which 61 percent of voters favored statehood, but which was also mired in. Washington -- puerto rico's non-voting representative in congress is introducing a bill that seeks to make the us territory a state by 2021 resident commissioner jenniffer gonzalez said.
President trump said monday that statehood for puerto rico is an absolute no as long as critics, such as the mayor of san juan, are in office with the mayor of san juan as incompetent as. Puerto rico has its own puerto rico national guard, and its own state defense force, the puerto rico state guard, which by local law is under the authority of the puerto rico national guard the commander-in-chief of both local forces is the governor of puerto rico who delegates his authority to the puerto rico adjutant general , currently. President donald trump on monday declared himself an absolute no on statehood for puerto rico as long as critics such as san juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the us territory's leadership.
The president said he is not in favor of statehood for the people of puerto rico based on a personal feud with a local mayor this is an insensitive, disrespectful comment to over 3 million americans who live in the us territory of puerto rico, rossello said. Puerto rico's congressional delegates have introduced multiple (failed) bills over the years, which granted puerto rico statehood based on the outcome of a popular vote on the island. Trump's position on statehood for the island puts him at odds with the republican party's 2016 platform during its national convention, in which it declared support for puerto rican statehood.
Voters in puerto rico head to the polls sunday to decide whether to back a bid to make the us territory the 51st state, at a time when the island is gripped by an economic crisis. The issue of statehood for puerto rico — or some form of semiautonomous relationship — has divided island residents in recent years the debate over the island's ''status'' is the. Puerto rico statehood admission process act authorizes the state elections commission of puerto rico to provide for a vote on puerto rico's admission into the union as a state within one year of this act's enactment. The issue of statehood for puerto rico — or some form of semi-autonomous relationship — has divided island residents in recent years the debate over the island's status is the central feature of its politics and divides its major political parties.
The people of puerto rico voted in november of 2012, and 61% of them said they wanted statehood in june of this year, 97% of the people who voted, voted for statehood we want to become a state. Puerto rico votes again on statehood but us not ready to put 51st star on the flag the capitol building in san juan all opposition parties in the country have vowed to boycott the sunday poll. For example, under statehood, puerto rico residents would be subject to federal tax on all their income: currently, they are subject to federal tax only on income from sources outside of puerto rico also, some sources of income, such as pension income, are taxed differently in puerto rico than in the states. President donald trump said on monday that he doesn't support puerto rican statehood, harshly condemning the island's current leadership with the mayor of san juan as bad as she is.
Puerto rico on sunday overwhelmingly voted for statehood but congress, the only body that can approve new states, will ultimately decide whether the status of the us commonwealth changes. When you have good leadership, statehood for puerto rico could be something they talk about, mr trump said with people like that involved in puerto rico, i would be an absolute no gov ricardo rossello, an advocate of statehood for the island, said mr trump's remarks had trivialized the statehood process because of political differences. The issue of statehood for puerto rico — or some form of semi-autonomous relationship — has divided island residents in recent years the debate over the island's status is the central. Puerto rico: a history destined for statehood san juan is the oldest city in the united states puerto rico's proud heritage enriches the american experience.
The issue of statehood for puerto rico -- or some form of semi-autonomous relationship -- has divided island residents in recent years the debate over the island's status is the central feature. Optimism was the word of the day among supporters of puerto rico statehood after this most recent victory, in this high-profile plebiscite among revelers waving american flags sunday night. Puerto rico gov ricardo rosselló arrives for a news conference about the june 11 vote in favor of us statehood at the national press club in washington on june 15.