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Split CA10 on Citizenship, American Samoa: Fitisemanu v. US
Posted on 16 Jun 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fitisemanu v. US "For over a century, the land of American Samoa has been an American territory, but its people have never been considered American citizens. Plaintiffs, three citizens of American Samoa, asked the district court in Utah to upend... Read More

American Samoans are US Citizens - Fitisemanu v. US
Posted on 12 Dec 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Fitisemanu v. US "Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment, (ECF No. 30) is GRANTED. a. Persons born in American Samoa are citizens of the United States by virtue of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. 8 U.S.C. § 1408... Read More

Expert: Abolishing Birthright Citizenship Would Jeopardize American Equality Principle
Posted on 20 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Donald Trump is not the first Republican presidential candidate to float the idea of scrapping the principle that anyone born in the United States automatically becomes a US citizen. And he probably won’t be the last. [This... Read More

Why Birthright Citizenship is Most Wonderful for America - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 22 Aug 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Please take a moment to read Cyrus D. Mehta's post in its entirety to learn why tinkering with the Fourteenth Amendment would lead to 'absurd and disastrous results.' Read More

No 14th Am. Birthright Citizenship for American Samoans: CADC
Posted on 5 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Appellants are individuals born in the United States territory of American Samoa. Statutorily deemed “non-citizen nationals” at birth, they argue the Fourteenth Amendment’s Citizenship Clause affords them citizenship by dint of... Read More

Birthright Citizenship Legal Resources
Posted on 5 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Immigration Law Community Staff

For nearly a century and a half, the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has provided automatic citizenship to almost everyone born in the United States. News reports say that legislators in many states are going to try to pass laws this year... Read More