Bronx Puerto Ricans hopeful over Obama visit

Many Bronx Puerto Ricans say they're hopeful about what President Barack Obama will accomplish during his historic visit to the commonwealth tomorrow. For the first

THE BRONX - Many Bronx Puerto Ricans say they're hopeful about what President Barack Obama will accomplish during his historic visit to the commonwealth tomorrow.

For the first time since former President John F. Kennedy visited in 1961, a United States president will set foot in San Juan for a five-hour fundraising visit.

Most residents say it means a lot to them that Obama is keeping his promise to help the island, which is facing high unemployment and murder rates. Others say they're skeptical over how much he can accomplish in such a short period.

In a statement, Bronx Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-N.Y.) said, "Obama's trip to the island will help move the relationship between the territory and the 50 states in a positive direction." The White House also insists that work won't end when the president leaves.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out, 1 Word on the Street: Worst Highway in NYC
An oil truck struck and killed a woman 2 Police: Pedestrian struck, killed on Bruckner Blvd.
The incident happened on March 15, inside the 3 VIDEO: Deli Plus Grocery shooting exclusive video
The New York Yankees will offer free parking 4 Yankees to offer free parking, meals for mourners at EMT funeral
The Center for Disease Control has a few 5 12 on Health: CDC offers healthy travel tips

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE