In Puerto Rico in November 2020 will be a referendum on joining the United States on the rights of the state. This law was signed by the Governor of Puerto Rico Wanda Vazquez Garsed, the newspaper writes Exelcior.
The results of the referendum will not be binding, because even in case of a positive vote on it citizens the question of admission of Puerto Rico into the United States must approve the us Congress.
Puerto Ricans are US citizens but cannot vote in presidential elections in the country.
The island is exempt from Federal income tax of the United States, however, pays taxes to social security, medical care and local taxes. While the budget of Puerto Rico receives from the United States less Federal funding than other States.
A former U.S. Senator from Puerto Rico, Roberto Prats suggested that the upcoming referendum will be useless as the previous five.
The last time the island’s residents voted for joining the US in 2017. The U.S. justice Department did not support the vote in Congress.
Puerto Rico dependent on the United States territory with the status of unincorporated organized territory, which is under the control of the United States, not being their integral part. The Constitution of the United States in limited, the Supreme power belongs to Congress, but the territory has a system of self-government.