- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 28, 2009


In a story about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, The Washington Times referred to her “immigrant upbringing” and “Puerto Rican immigrant family” (“Judge brings a lifetime of determination to job,” Nation, Wednesday). There is no question that Judge Sotomayor’s life story is a compelling embodiment of the American dream and that the Puerto Rican experience in this country has much in common with the experience of immigrants. Nonetheless, since the passage of the Jones-Shafroth Act of 1917, Puerto Ricans in the States and on the island are U.S. citizens by birth - not immigrants - and so are Judge Sotomayor and her family. The Times should keep that in mind.


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