The role of Pierluisi the Congressional hearing on the status of Puerto Rico

The status of Puerto Rico has been a highly controversial political topic in the past several decades since Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States. Currently, the official status of Puerto Rico is of an unincorporated territory of the United States. The United States has jurisdiction over the political affairs of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican citizens are legally considered U.S. citizens. However, Puerto Rican citizens do not enjoy all of the same freedoms that U.S. citizens who reside in the states do. For example, Puerto Rican citizens do not have the ability to vote in the...

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