Click on the above link 1 to see a video about the large number of Puerto Ricans who are leaving Puerto Rico for a better life. Click on 2 to read about a professional Puerto Rican woman who left and why.
The fact of the matter is that things have to be bad for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico. Why? It is because Puerto Rico has never been governed for the benefit of the Puerto Ricans. Why? It hasn't because Puerto Rico has been a colony of the United States for 116 years. Therefore, Puerto Rico has been governed for the benefit of the government of the United States. And that is why there are no opportunities for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico.
The more Puerto Ricans leave Puerto Rico the more Pedro Albizu Campos was correct when he said that the government of the United States was interested in the cage and not the birds. He was referring to the island of Puerto Rico as being the cage. If the government of the United States could make over 50% of the Puerto Ricans leave Puerto Rico, then it would not have a problem offering statehood for Puerto Rico. But as long as the majority in Puerto Rico are Puerto Ricans, the US government will never offer statehood.
Since colonialism is considered a crime against humanity by the international community because of its threat to world peace, the only change possible for Puerto Rico is to become an independent nation. It is only then that Puerto Rico could enter into any other political arrangement that she wishes. That is why we need to peacefully protest 3 times a year to decolonize Puerto Rico.
The first one will be a march in Puerto Rico to the US Courthouse on the day we celebrate the abolition of slavery-March 22. We will call that the Second Oscar – Mandela March in Puerto Rico. The second one will be another march in Puerto Rico on the day before the UN’s hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization. The third one will be a protest in New York City on the day the UN holds its hearing on Puerto Rico decolonization. We will call that one the Second Oscar – Mandela Protest in NYC. This hearing is usually on a Monday after Fathers’ Day. And of course, we should support all demonstrations for Oscar’s release from prison.
These protests are necessary, because those who have colonies don't believe in justice for all!