A Puerto Rican Reader Is Tired Of Being Mistaken For An Illegal Alien
June 06, 2008, 05:00 AM
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From: Yacinia Acevedo (e-mail her)

Re: Allan Wall`s Blog: Hillary and Obama Campaigning in Puerto Rico

We, the millions of people of Puerto Rico living in New York, are U.S. citizens.

But we are discriminated against because of America`s animosity toward illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico.

I agree that illegal immigration is wrong and must stop.

But it is very sad that Puerto Ricans have to suffer bias on a daily basis just because we are Hispanic and because 99 percent of Americans do not know about Puerto Rico or why and how we became citizens.

I am sick of been treated as an illegal immigrant from Mexico when I am not.

Joe Guzzardi comments: Just a reminder for those who may be confused about Puerto Rico and its status. As Allan Wall wrote, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and its native-born are U.S. citizens. Of course. Ms. Acevedo`s problem would not exist if successive Administrations had fulfilled their sworn duty to uphold immigration law.