Whether it is opening a door for independence or Puerto Rico's statehood the new HR 2499 legislation will cause changes int he relationship that Puerto Rico has had with the United states for the past 112 years. The options are now the possibility of a statehood, becoming the 51st state of USA, becoming more of a country or become and independent entity.
This initiative gives Puerto Rico a two-step pathway to express their will. It may change the political future of the island.
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The 2-Step Pathway: Statehood or Other
In the first stage of the developments the residents of the Caribbean vacation island will choose if they want Puerto Rico to remain a commonwealth or take a different route. In case they prefer to change that status, there will be an amendment in the constitution of Puerto Rico. It will offer four options. Those four options are statehood for Puerto Rico making it the 51st state of the United States of America, Independence, acquire sovereignty while maintaining a partnership with the United States or again keep the current relationship with USA.
Written by Armen Hareyan