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Court Rules People From American Samoa Don't Have Right to U​S Citizenship

29 05.06.2015 Инфо

An appeals court ruled Friday that people from the South Pacific islands of American Samoa do not have a right to US citizenship simply because they were born in the US territory.
The ruling from the US court of appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit preserves federal laws that make those born in American Samoa US nationals, but not citizens like people born in Puerto Rico and other territories.
Writing for a three-judge panel, Judge Janice Rogers Brown said the US constitution’s 14th amendment does not automatically extend birthright citizenship to the nation’s unincorporated political territories.