Can a puertorican have a dual citizenship? U.S. and Puerto Rico?

Is there anything in the U.S. constitution>?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The people of Puerto Rico have been American citizens since the 1917 in what is known as the Jones Act of 1917. It should be noted that this was not an altruistic act by the U.S. The true motive behind the Jones Act was to give the U.S. the power to draft Puertoricans for World War I. Since 1917 Puertoricans are U.S. citizens. However, in recent years there have been movements by individuals who demand that their U.S. citizenship be annuled so that they may be Puertorican citizens. Since Puerto Rico continues to be a U.S. territory technically there is no official Puertorican citizenship. Therefore, Puertoricans are U.S. citizens. Even if Puerto Rico someday became a sovereign nation, those born into U.S. citizenships would remain U.S. citizens until the time of the death. They could apply for a dual citizenship (Puertorican and American) but the U.S. citizenship cannot be annuled.

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    1 decade ago

    N O, because Puerto Rico is a territory of the US, so therefore, you are a citizen of the USA

    and considered an American!!

    2nd question is Y E S!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That is sort of like asking if I can be a Texan and a US citizen at the same time! Duh...yes you can be both Puerto Rican and a US citizen and are both. Puerto Rican citizenship is Us citizenship.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Puerto Rican are U.S. citizen, it's a territory of USA.

    you can't be a dual citizen from the same Country?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A puerto rican is a american citizen automatically.. no need for dual citizenship.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ummm your kidding right. Puerto Rico is part of the U.S.

  • 1 decade ago

    puerto ricans already have american citenzenship because puerto rico is a United States territory

  • 1 decade ago

    don't know...

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