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PUERTO RICO

In a letter sent to US President Joe Biden, 20 major Puerto Rico and US religious leaders urged actions on disaster relief, job creation and a legal move to aid people on the heavily indebted island.

“Please immediately instruct the Department of Justice to withdraw the suit filed by the previous administration, that blocks $2.3 billion in annual Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. About 300,000 poor and vulnerable US citizens with disabilities are critically impacted,” wrote the religious leaders representing major religious institutions from Puerto Rico and the United States.

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