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Is Puerto Rican considered American?

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Asked by DrJChappell at 6:25 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Travel

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  • yes,if you live in the US

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:26 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Well Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States, and they do have Social Security numbers, so I guess so.

    Answer by fallnangel93 at 6:26 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • No, a Puerto Rican is a Puerto Rican. BUT they are not subject to the same immigration laws.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:27 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • It depends on where you were born. Were you born in Puerto Rico or America? You can be born in America and therefore are an American with a social security number but have Puerto Rican ancestry. Or you could have been born in Puerto Rico and become a US citizen. If you are not an American citizen, but a citizen of Puerto Rico then no you are not American.

    Answer by StevensWife at 6:28 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Puerto Rico is part of the United States

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:30 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • "Although Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, residents of Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax, nor can they vote in presidential elections."



    Answer by Bmat at 9:15 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Although Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the US we are not considered Americans. We are Puerto Ricans.
    we do have the option to pay federal taxes as well as "state" taxes (or its equivalent). If you live in PR you can not vote in the presidential elections BUT if you live in the US we CAN VOTE. We are citizens, just not residents unless you live in the states.

    Answer by RealestRican at 1:08 AM on Jul. 14, 2010

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