100 Years of Puerto Rican American Citizenship

 

The Jones Act of 1917 provided for the collective naturalization of the residents of Puerto Rico. Congress subsequently enacted a "birthright" provision in the Nationality Act of 1940 granting a native-born status to Puerto Ricans. Yet, many policymakers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico erroneously believe or deceivingly propose that U.S. citizenship for island-born Puerto Ricans residing in Puerto Rico is contingent upon the resolution of the territorial status of Puerto Rico.

In the special  Jones Act 100th Anniversary issue of CENTRO: The  Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, University of Connecticut Professor Charles Venator-Santiago and other experts demonstrate that Puerto Ricans' U.S. Citizenship is permanent and irreversible.  

Please click on each event link for location details.

March 16, 2017 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR at 7:30 p.m. (POSTPONED. NEW DATE--MARCH 28)

March 17, 2017 Colegio de Abogados, Miramar, PR at 7:00 p.m.  (POSTPONED. NEW DATE--MARCH 29)

March 30, 2017 Ana G. Mendez University System, Orlando, FL at 5:00 p.m. 

April 5, 2017 Roosevelt House, Hunter College, NYC at 6:00 p.m.

April 6, 2017 National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC at 6:00 p.m.

Register for these events

WHEN
April 05, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
WHERE
Roosevelt House, Hunter College
CONTACT
Lili Santiago-Silva

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