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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Senate Concurrent Resolution introduced last week Thursday in the Senate, expresses the support of the Legislature for itself and on behalf of the people of American Samoa, for the Federal Court of Appeals ruling in “respecting the right of the American Samoan people...
10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver CA
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a majority ruling, the US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday reversed a lower court’s decision, that “Persons born in American Samoa are citizens of the United States by virtue of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.” However, a dissenting judge...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Samoan Federation of America contends that American Samoa leaders’ concerns raised over the impact of birthright citizenship for people born in American Samoa “are misplaced”, arguing that the US Constitution provides an individual’s right to be a US citizen and is “...
John Fitisemanu
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — Plaintiffs in the US citizenship case have asked a federal appeal’s court to “affirm” a lower court decision to grant citizenship to persons born in American Samoa, which is “in the United States” within the meaning of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment....
Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In a unanimous 15-0 vote, the Senate on Friday endorsed a House Concurrent Resolution, lending the Fono’s support of ASG and Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s move to reverse on appeal, a ruling issued last month by the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah on the US...
Dear Editor,    The recent case in Utah federal courts deciding that persons born on U.S. territory (specifically Am. Samoa in this case) are automatically entitled to citizenship has caused much consternation for all of us who care about the preservation of our culture and traditions. It has also...