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2016: Puerto Rican Migration

Amid the growing debate over immigration in the US, the island of Puerto Rico plays no role in the debate because of its status as a colony/commonwealth. However, our guest suggests that the history of Puerto Rican migration to the US before its colonial status offers us a vital frame of reference for today’s debate. Lilia Fernandez is a Prof of History @ Ohio State Univ and author of “Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in post-war Chicago.”