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Monday, June 8, 2015

Birthright Citizenship Denied to American Samoan #Citizenship


A lawyer involved in the landmark case says the US judges used antiquated and racially-based laws to rule the citizenship clause in the US Constitution did not apply to people born in American Samoa
Under federal law, citizenship is guaranteed to residents of US territories including Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico.
But Americans Samoans are classified as US nationals and must live in America for six months in order to apply for citizenship.