Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act: Hearing Before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, United States Senate, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session on S. 2023, a Bill to Provide for Amendments to the Compact Between the People of Puerto Rico and the United States, Together with Memorandums-of-law and Official Agency Views on a Proposed Substitute Measure, S. 2708, June 9, 1959

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1960 - 131 pages
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Considers S. 2023, to amend the compact between Puerto Rico and the U.S. to redefine their relationship by clarifying and strengthening Puerto Rico's self-government legislation. Also includes memorandums-of-law and official agency views of a proposed substitute bill.

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Page 95 - It is hereby ordained and declared by the authority aforesaid, that the following articles shall be considered as articles of compact between the original states and the people and states in the said territory, and forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent...
Page 93 - The United States are as much bound by their contracts as are individuals. If they repudiate their obligations, it is as much repudiation, with all the wrong and reproach that term implies, as it would be if the repudiator had been a State or a municipality or a citi/en.
Page 71 - An Act to provide a civil government for Porto Rico, and for other purposes," approved March 2, 1917, as amended, shall be known and designated as "Puerto Rico.
Page 93 - Mexicans now established in territories previously belonging to Mexico, and which remain for the future within the limits of the United States, as defined by the present treaty, shall be free to continue where they now reside, or to remove at any time to the Mexican republic, retaining the property which they possess in the said territories, or disposing thereof, and removing the proceeds wherever they please, without their being subjected...
Page 68 - An Act temporarily to provide revenues and a civil government for Porto Rico, and for other purposes...
Page 82 - The rights, privileges, and immunities of citizens of the United States shall be respected in Puerto Rico to the same extent as though...
Page 111 - The civil rights and political status of the native inhabitants of the territories hereby ceded to the United States shall be determined by the Congress.
Page 81 - STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (HR 6927) to establish a Department of Housing and Urban Development, and for other purposes...
Page 59 - All persons born in Puerto Rico on or after April 11, 1899 (whether before or after the effective date of this Act), and not citizens, subjects, or nationals of any foreign power, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States...
Page 95 - ... establish those principles as the basis of all laws, constitutions, and governments, which forever hereafter shall be formed in the said territory ; to provide also for the establishment of states, and permanent government therein, and for their admission to a share in the federal councils on an equal footing with the original states, at as early periods as may be consistent with the general interest...

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