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Old 10-15-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Simple. Economy's so bad that Dominicans are not interested as much. Hopefully this is not the beginning of yolas going in the opposite direction, he, he.
I don't think we will see boat loads of Boricuas headed to the DR within our lifetime. If anything you will see a greater influx of "others" into Puerto Rico as time passes. Matter of fact, just recently there was a Romanian girl at this site who was determined on moving to PR. Go figure. If she has kids with a Boricua what would that make her kids? Would they be referred to as Roma-Ricans, or Puertomanians?

Anyway, despite the criticisms from other Latinos about Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, the fact is that we have had such a good deal with the USA that many others wish they had what we've enjoyed for over more than 60 years. But, our tiny island can only support the needs of so many people. Because it's not a continent, Puerto Rico desperately needs strict illegal immigration laws.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Dorado, PR
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You mean like Arizona? How much stricter can it get?

You are illegal, the coast guard stops you, you get deported. How much stricter can it get?

Show me yar pahpars!
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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I don't think we will see boat loads of Boricuas headed to the DR within our lifetime. If anything you will see a greater influx of "others" into Puerto Rico as time passes. Matter of fact, just recently there was a Romanian girl at this site who was determined on moving to PR. Go figure. If she has kids with a Boricua what would that make her kids? Would they be referred to as Roma-Ricans, or Puertomanians?

Anyway, despite the criticisms from other Latinos about Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, the fact is that we have had such a good deal with the USA that many others wish they had what we've enjoyed for over more than 60 years. But, our tiny island can only support the needs of so many people. Because it's not a continent, Puerto Rico desperately needs strict illegal immigration laws.
I think this 'good deal' has come with a values price, unfortunately. You see it in the papers everyday.

As for the Romanian girl and her little Portomaniacs I get the feeling she would grab the first plane to 'New York' and live the real deal.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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You mean like Arizona? How much stricter can it get?

You are illegal, the coast guard stops you, you get deported. How much stricter can it get?

Show me yar pahpars!
Prohibit 'mangú' in the island.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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If she had kids with a Puerto Rican, her kids would be Puerto Rican. We are all PRs!

I don't think "we have such a good deal with the US." I think we had the POTENTIAL for a good deal, but the political game in the US and PR crushed any chance of that. We are not stuck with a system that benefits the US 99%, and 1% to connected Prs....everyone else is screwed. That isn't a good deal in my book.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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If she had kids with a Puerto Rican, her kids would be Puerto Rican. We are all PRs!

I don't think "we have such a good deal with the US." I think we had the POTENTIAL for a good deal, but the political game in the US and PR crushed any chance of that. We are not stuck with a system that benefits the US 99%, and 1% to connected Prs....everyone else is screwed. That isn't a good deal in my book.

As Dominican Amaury says. . ."splain et to mi!"

Where do you get these 99% and 1% quantifications from?

Hey, I was born in PR and have lived in mainland USA for over 30 years. And unlike many Hispanics, I don't have to carry a greencard; have been blessed with a good career and all the opportunities afforded to any other U.S. Citizen. Sounds like I'm on the 99% side of the equation as can be any Boricua who comes out here and capitalizes on her/his Citizenry.

But again. . ."splain et to mi."
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:32 PM
 
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I don't think we will see boat loads of Boricuas headed to the DR within our lifetime. If anything you will see a greater influx of "others" into Puerto Rico as time passes. Matter of fact, just recently there was a Romanian girl at this site who was determined on moving to PR. Go figure. If she has kids with a Boricua what would that make her kids? Would they be referred to as Roma-Ricans, or Puertomanians?

Anyway, despite the criticisms from other Latinos about Puerto Rico's commonwealth status, the fact is that we have had such a good deal with the USA that many others wish they had what we've enjoyed for over more than 60 years. But, our tiny island can only support the needs of so many people. Because it's not a continent, Puerto Rico desperately needs strict illegal immigration laws.
We have a little tiny island that you can hardly develop on because most of the land is steep mountainous terrain with narrow valleys so you get severe overcrowding in the área metropolitana. I'm from Carolina and most of my family live in Río Piedras. The 65th is one huge parking lot during much of the day
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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chaco...the deal we have with the US is simple: .90 cents of every dollar spent in PR goes directly back to the US..with .10 cents remaining on the island. That is not a sustainable economy of any kind..that is a massive bankrupting and money movement OUT of the island and into US corporations. The US controls everything, and in exchange for that control, it provides PRs with a subsistence/minimum wage lifestyle.

You call that a good deal just because you can escape the poverty and leave the rest of your country to suffer? I would love to know what "good careers" people are blessed with in PR? Bartending? Waiting tables? Low/stagnant wages at pharma plants/manufacturing/chemical/medical devices? THEY ARE ALL LOW WAGE despite being the "big name" US Companies.

Chacho..the only ones benefitting on the island are either politically connected or the upper classes which always benefitted/never left. Everyone else is screwed...which is why huge waves of people as large as the big excodus of the 50s are leaving the island again, this time for Florida and Texas.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:18 AM
 
Location: aguadilla
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You mean like Arizona? How much stricter can it get?

You are illegal, the coast guard stops you, you get deported. How much stricter can it get?

Show me yar pahpars!

oh i agree with davspot........there aint no dominicans getting here that easy........base ramey makes that for certain.but i have a idea. give them isla mona

joey
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Hahaha what a good idea help us take the haitians out! Since haitians make dr poor lets take them out of dr and the economy in dr will get better and then bring those dominicans living in pr to dr again!
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