San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz recently told MSNBC the Trump administration has “looked away from its legal imperative” has violated the human rights of Puerto Ricans.
She stated people of the country did not have “access to basic human services—like electric power, like water, like food” after Hurricane Maria.
Cruz stated, “This has nothing to do with citizenship. This has to do with being humans. There’s a moral imperative and a legal imperative. It is clear the Trump administration has looked away from its legal imperative. But where the government has failed, the American people have risen to the occasion. We have continued to have volunteers come in.”
“Look, President Trump tweets about the crack of dawn and he hasn’t even tweeted one time to say look, I mourn with the people of Puerto Rico. So this total neglect has to be called upon. The United Nations says that when people are denied their right to access to basic human services—like electric power, like water, like food, like appropriate medical care—that it is a violation of human rights.”