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Old Today, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Homeless wanderer
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But all of that doesn't matter.

Bottom line is that they are U.S. Citizens. Do you want to revoke citizenship based on some measure of worthiness?
False pretense.

It would not be revoking citizenship if all born before independance were grandfathered to stay or move to the mainland as citizens for life.

Those born after? The U.S. embassy is right there in San Juan to apply for your visa Mr. Sovereign PR Citizen......

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Old Today, 03:00 PM
 
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But all of that doesn't matter.

Bottom line is that they are U.S. Citizens. Do you want to revoke citizenship based on some measure of worthiness?
Sure you can. If America votes to deny them statehood they have 90 days to relocate to our country unless PR grants them a visa to stay. If they just stay put they become citizens of the independent nation of PR and lose all rights as an American.
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Old Today, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I say we dump em.

Good riddance, leeches.
Dump 3 million US Citizens.......
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Old Today, 03:15 PM
 
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Dump 3 million US Citizens.......
No, liberate 3 million Puerto Ricans from U.S colonial rule.
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Old Today, 03:18 PM
 
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Sure you can. If America votes to deny them statehood they have 90 days to relocate to our country unless PR grants them a visa to stay. If they just stay put they become citizens of the independent nation of PR and lose all rights as an American.
No.

No American citizen will lose their citizenship if they remain in PR after 90 days. Thatís way too arbitrary. Itís more likely that those American citizens choosing to remain in PR after Independence retain dual citizenship for the rest of their lives. The status of children born after the effective date is a different matter.
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Old Today, 03:34 PM
 
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Yeah, they could simply become expats just like an American retiree living in Panama. Where they would still get the benefits of U.S. citizenship. My comments were more about those that just want get rid of "leeches".

But there is little support for independence from either the mainland or on Puerto Rico. Majority support statehood, most others the status quo.
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Old Today, 03:48 PM
 
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Cut 'em loose. Let 'em go. They'll be fine as an independent nation.
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Old Today, 03:53 PM
 
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I say we dump em.

Good riddance, leeches.
Agreed. They learned nothing from the last hurricane.
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Old Today, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Florida
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They have had multiple referendums and chosen the status quo.

What they need is some honest politicians, if any exist down there.
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Old Today, 04:45 PM
 
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Someone compared them to Hawaii, that is apples to oranges. Hawaii was a free, sovereign nation that we took by force. Puerto Rico has never been a free sovereign nation. They would not survive as an independent country unless they had a dictator.
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