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Old 02-11-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Virgin Islands
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That's a bit of a switch from, "Illegal immigration is completely uncontrolled here." You've lived in the USVI for how long?
But most of the illegals are Dominican and Haitian
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Virgin Islands
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Clearly, she hasn't lived in the V.I. as long as you, and never will.
Where is this crystal ball that you have, since you seem to know how long I will live in the V.I.....I am a nursing student who intends to stay on and give back to this community.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:04 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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But most of the illegals are Dominican and Haitian
And you know this how? And you've lived in the USVI how long?
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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Please, STT, why do you question a simple observation that is 100% spot on, even in the order she listed "Dominicans and Haitians" with the "I've lived here longer than you" thing? I spent a lot of time helping Domincanoes (or Santos - Dominicans are from Dominica) and Haitians down at Nisky and in Puerto Rico.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Because many people automatically assume that someone who looks Hispanic and has a limited knowledge of English is therefore an illegal immigrant. Of course once we get poster Alt's bridges all up and operational, international checkpoints will quickly weed them all out.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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A bridge or tunnels from PR to Culebra to the V.I. That 'ol indestructible blue (trackho' go 'roun) that the Caribbean is so famous for won't get in the way will it? But the poster is right. I used to walk downtown and guesstimate every 5th or 6th person was illegal. Ask Guy L'Hereux (LaRoo). He used to have the Haitian radio show and did the immigration applications himself in Smith Bay up above the store by the storage containers. He moved to FL awhile back, though.

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Old 02-13-2014, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Earth
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The islands are already connected by air and ferries although this last one is somewhat inneficient. To build a road or a bridge is something out of science fiction, at least in our life times.

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are isolated because of culture and history, not so Santo Domingo and surprisingly Cuba. Ther is acra ferry to Santo domingo from Mayaguez and soon a charter air link will be established between San Juan, Havana and Santaigo de Cuba.

An Antillean ( Caribbean) confederacy was thought of even before the U.S. conquered Puerto Rico in 1898. Cuba and Puerto Rico having very similar cultures were thought as the two wings of the same bird until we were cut off by the Cuban revolution.

Although an unincorporated territory of the U.S., everyone in PR now agree it's a colony. We have no emotional links to the English speaking Caribbean, Jamaica, Trinidad and the lesser Antilles.

In fact we don't even have to the United States but no one would say it because no one wants kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. It's our big secret and anyone you ask will deny it! LOL
The US should have annexed cuba and made it a US commonwealth like puerto rico. It was silly not to. That's prime real estate with beach front property. imagine all the food you can grow there.

Damn communists and nationalists ruin everything.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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The US should have annexed cuba and made it a US commonwealth like puerto rico. It was silly not to. That's prime real estate with beach front property. imagine all the food you can grow there.

Damn communists and nationalists ruin everything.
What makes you think this won't happen when the Castro's fall from power and "the revolution" ends? I think there's a decent chance of this happening especially if all the Miami Cubans move back and forth like the Puerto Ricans do. Sure it will take time and Cuba will need to recover from the disastrous policies of "the revolution" but I believe it's viable especially as the United States becomes more and more of a Latin American nation.

Puerto Rico is permanently linked to the United States because the cultural, economic, and social ties between the island and the mainland make separation impractical. Furthermore US citizenship more or less makes separation unconstitutional as it is not legally possible to separate US citizens from the United States.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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"Puerto Rico is permanently linked to the United States because the cultural, economic, and social ties between the island and the mainland make separation impractical. Furthermore US citizenship more or less makes separation unconstitutional as it is not legally possible to separate US citizens from the United States."

PR is linked to the US by MONEY, FREE money, and valuable only due to it's strategic location in the Caribbean...if that even matters anymore.

US citizenship does NOT make separation unconstitutional, it makes it unlikely. Where in the constitution do you read that?

P.S... PR is NOT a commonwealth, as there is no such legal classification of that nature anywhere in US law; it is a US TERRITORY, like Guam and American Samoa. And it can be sold, if we so chose!

Hmmmmm?
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:46 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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P.S... PR is NOT a commonwealth, as there is no such legal classification of that nature anywhere in US law
It is actually designated a commonwealth by the US.
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