LifeZette: Court Case Shines Unexpected Spotlight on ‘Birthright Citizenship’

IRLI In The News

July 6, 2018

By Brendan Kirby

A court case making its way through U.S. District Court in Utah pits an American Samoan against the United States government over a quirk in the island territory’s status that denies full citizenship to its inhabitants.

John Fitisemanu and two other American Samoans who now live in Utah demand full American citizenship and voting rights. Under current law, American Samoans are U.S. nationals free to live anywhere in the United States. But they must go through the naturalization process to become citizens. Read the full story in LifeZette.

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