First, Puerto Ricans are US citizens because of a US Congress law passed in 1917, and not just simply because the island of Puerto Rico is a US territory. This law is called the Jones-Shafroth Act.
1. As US citizens, Puerto Ricans as issued US passports.
2. The freedom to live and work in the US mainland is derived from the rights of being a US citizen. This freedom is only guaranteed as long as US Congress determines so. The US Congress has the power to change laws and the Jones-Shafroth Act is no different.
3. The widely spoken language in the island is Spanish, whether at home, school or work. English is also spoken, but not widely. Regarding language fluency, the majority of Puerto Ricans speak fluent Spanish and about a quarter can also speak fluent English.
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