Puerto Rico deserves statehood now

How long is too long?  

Puerto Rico has been a U.S. territory for 125 years. During that time, our fellow U.S. citizens on the island — currently 3.2 million — have remained disenfranchised and unfairly treated as second-class citizens.

Unless Congress ends Puerto Rico's territory status, Puerto Ricans' only option for full rights and democracy is to move stateside. Everyday island residents struggle with the thought of feeling pushed to leave to pursue ful...