Immigration Law

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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

Citizenship Clause Lawsuit Filed for American Samoans: Tuaua v. U.S.
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" American Samoa has been a part of the United States for more than a century. Nonetheless, current federal law classifies persons born in American Samoa as so-called “non-citizen nationals” – the only Americans so classified –... Read More