Puerto Ricans are not looked at as immigrants but as migrants

Puerto Ricans are - ,CubanAmericans, . .

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America country of immigrants Puerto Rican Americans, Cuban Americans, Mexican American and Hispanic Americans  have very distinct cultural identity. Some groups have made a splash into main streem society  while others have not had much success. These groups have strong family and religious back  grounds.  Puerto Ricans are not looked at as immigrants but as migrants, the relationship between  the US and Puerto Rico and be tracked back to 1898 when the Spanish-American war began,  furthermore in 1917 the “Jones Act” was enacted which granted US citizenship to Puerto  Ricans. As of 1952 and by authorization by the US congress Puerto Rico became self governing  territory of the United States they have their own constitution and legislature. Puerto Ricans  have   very   strong   religious   background   the   majority   are   Roman   Catholics,   with   various  denominations of Protestant faiths, they have very strong superstitions. Many speak Castilian  Spanish which is mainly spoken in north and central Spain, although English is taught in most  elementary schools it still remains their primary language spoken in and out of the homes. In  some political areas there is debate amongst Puerto Ricans whether or not they should keep  their relationship with the United States or try for full independence. Puerto Ricans weather  living in the united states or in Puerto Rico are struggling, with drug problems, a lack of  educational opportunities, crime rates are within Puerto Rican Americans, and their familial  structure is breaking down. Although these problems are sever but they have had a major 
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impact politically on the main stream population.  For example, Puerto Ricans have held the  “swing vote” in high profile elections Especially in New York. The same can be said for their  cultural impact on main stream population the united states has seen and fell in love with their  culture we have experienced the music by “Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and marc Anthony. “ 
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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