Statehood for Puerto Rico now, will not improve its economic situation. Globalization of business and industry affects the United States also. If accepted as a state, Puerto Rico would be competing with the poorest states in the nation. Those states are some of the most underserved in the WORLD.

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-06-30/amid-crisis-support-grows-for-puerto-rico-statehoodThis is why Trump has atracted a significant following in those poor states. Manufacturing and mining industries have died in the US. Tourism does not provide a way out for Puerto Rico, since the Dominican Republic has a highly competitive tourist business, they have caught up, and might be even surpassing Puerto Rico as a destination.

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