Florida is dwelling to greater than 1 million Puerto Rican residents, the second largest of any state.
Many have come to the state searching for higher financial alternatives that may be offered stateside, partly as a result of the island’s present standing as a territory chases away potential buyers and companies from organising store.
One method to promote financial progress on the island is to deal with the standing challenge, and fortunately, voters on the island have already selected their most well-liked standing.
3 times since 2012, Puerto Ricans had been requested on the polls in regards to the standing of the island, and every time statehood gained probably the most help. Most lately, in 2020, Puerto Rican voters had been requested an easy and easy query: “Ought to Puerto Rico be admitted instantly into the Union as a State?” And the bulk–52.34 p.c–stated “sure.”
Statehood is the one standing possibility that has ever gotten greater than 50 p.c help from voters, and since Congress has the ability to determine the island’s destiny, it’s incumbent upon our congressional representatives to behave.
U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., specifically, has an outsized function to play given his place on the U.S. Home Pure Sources Committee, which is the congressional committee with jurisdiction. The committee chair, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., has indicated that he intends to carry a vote on Puerto Rico’s standing within the fall. Hopefully, Webster will honor the votes of Puerto Ricans, and help the Puerto Rico Statehood Admissions Act. The Puerto Ricans, each on the island and in Florida, deserve this on the very least.
Dr. Miriam Ramírez served within the Senate of Puerto Rico.