Why the battle? Because in Trump World Puerto Ricans are still seen as brown-skin foreigners, when in fact they are United States citizens for 120 years.
"Why federal aid for struggling Puerto Rico remains a political battle" PBS NewsHour 4/2/2019
SUMMARY: A wide-ranging disaster relief bill failed in the Senate Monday due to a disagreement about federal aid for Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, the island territory is struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria's damaging blow a year and a half ago. Lisa Desjardins reports on the stalled legislation, and John Yang talks to Associated Press reporter Danica Coto about what’s at stake for Puerto Rico's people.