Radio West: Trump Suggests Ending Birthright Citizenship As American Samoans Seek That Right

IRLI In The News

October 31, 2018

By Rocio Hernandez

As President Donald Trump pushes to end birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of immigrants who are not citizens, a federal court case filed in Utah that seeks to expand that exact right for American Samoans is heating up.

Located in the South Pacific, American Samoa is a U.S. territory but American Samoans are not automatically U.S. citizens. Instead, they are labeled as U.S. nationals, which means they don’t enjoy the same privileges as U.S. citizens, including the right to vote. They also miss out on job opportunities that are only available to U.S. citizens. Read the full article at Radio West.

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