After SCOTUS Ruling, Puerto Rico Statehood Even More Imperative

Source: RealClearPolitics
by Sindy Marisol Benavides

“The United States was founded on the premise that taxation without representation is tyranny – not democracy. This week, that basic premise was once again denied to the people of Puerto Rico when the U.S. Supreme Court opted to continue the systemic discrimination of Puerto Ricans (who are American citizens) with a ruling that stipulates that Congress can exclude them from some federal disability benefits available to those who live in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This ruling is just another reason why LULAC, the oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization in the country, stands in favor of Puerto Rican statehood. Only then will the over 3.2 million American citizens in Puerto Rico cease to be treated as second-class citizens — simply because of where they reside.” (04/28/22)