Voices of Statehood | Puerto Rico 51st
“I am an American citizen, but while applying for colleges in the United States, I had to fill out documents as if I were a foreigner.”

– Ariel Jared Velez

“What we represent is something that is really needed in Puerto Rico, which is the equality that statehood brings us.”

– Donovan Belcher Ortiz

“If we are American Citizens then why don’t we have equal rights to the rest of the citizens in the Nation?”

– Keishla Rodriguez



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    “My sister has special needs when it comes to education, and I don’t see the same treatment for her as is provided to special needs kids in the states.”

    – Coralys Vega

    “If we had equal funding, I am positive that Puerto Ricans would be better off than they are today.”

    – Jose Perez Martinez

    “I believe that statehood means equal justice under the law.”

    – Juan Camilo Ruiz

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