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Puerto Ricans Mark 100 Years Of Limited U.S. Citizenship

The Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in July 2015 (Ricardo Arduengo/AP)
The Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol as in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in July 2015 (Ricardo Arduengo/AP)

A century ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law granting limited U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. But Puerto Rico is not a state — and citizens there don’t have representation in Congress, nor can they vote.

Here & Now‘s Eric Westervelt ( @Ericnpr) speaks with NPR’s Greg Allen ( @gallennpr) about the debate now underway about the U.S. relationship with Puerto Rico.

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