Making the Case for Statehood
New York, September 30, 2015—Puerto Rico’s status as a territory of the United States is the root cause of the island’s political and economic struggles, U.S. Congressman Pedro Pierluisi told Columbia Law School students, faculty, and guests at a Sept. 28 event sponsored jointly by Social Justice Initiatives and the Latino/a Law Students Association.
|Puerto Rico's U.S. Congressman Pedro Pierluisi argued in favor of statehood for the territory in a speech at Columbia Law School. Photo courtesy of Congressman Pierluisi's office.|