Immigration Law

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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

American Samoans Seek U.S. Citizenship in Court Battle
Posted on 16 May 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A landmark appeal in Washington DC could determine the future status of those born in US territories. Lene Tuaua from American Samoan leads four other plaintiffs in a case where they're arguing that being born on US soil, they are entitled to... 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

Update on American Samoa Birthright Citizenship Case: Tuaua v. U.S.
Posted on 28 Feb 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We have previously blogged ( here and here ) about Tuaua v. United States , the case involving American Samoan individuals who claim that they acquired U.S. citizenship at birth by virtue of being born in American Samoa, a U.S. territory. In particular... Read More