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Puerto Rico, which has been a US territory for 122 years and is the world’s oldest colony, has held five previous non-binding referendums on the issue. In 2012 and 2017, the island’s 3 million...What would Puerto Rico gain from statehood?
With the statehood, Puerto Rico would enter into an open trade market with all of the alliances of the US, which can greatly stimulate its economy, and in turn, the US’s. 1. It leads to culture loss. Many people are concerned that the rich Puerto Rican culture would eventually be lost when Puerto Rico is integrated to the US.Does Puerto Rico meet the requirements for statehood?
Territories do have to meet a certain set of standards in order to be worthy of statehood, but Puerto Rico met all those requirements decades ago. Territories don’t have to be solvent, they don’t have to have 100% consensus on statehood, and they don’t have to have a good deal worked out with their creditors.Should Puerto Rico be granted statehood?
They believe that adding Puerto Rico as a state would be beneficial to the economies of both the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico lacks the sufficient federal funding of states to create jobs, leaving 43% of Puerto Ricans below the poverty line. If Puerto Rico were to become a state and receive more federal funding, the government there could employ more residents, increasing their income levels and putting them at the level to pay federal income taxes.