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Salt Lake City, UTAH — After hearing oral arguments this week, a federal judge in Salt Lake City, Utah has taken under submission and will issue a written opinion “as soon as possible” in the US citizenship case filed by three US nationals living in Utah, according to federal court records. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  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, according to KUER.org — public radio...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The US citizenship lawsuit filed by three American Samoans living in Utah is moving forward, with the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah setting oral arguments for November — after the midterm elections — while the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A federal judge has granted, in part, the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata’s motion for “permissive intervention” in the US citizenship lawsuit, a court decision described by an attorney for the intervenors as “a victory for the people of American...
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Salt Lake City, UTAH — The federal court imposing automatic US citizenship on persons born in American Samoa “violates fundamental principles of self-determination” as well as its “sovereignty and the importance of the fa’aSamoa,” according to the latest filing by the American Samoa Government and...
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Salt Lake City, UTAH — The federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah has scheduled for early next month a hearing to hear oral arguments on a joint request by the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata to intervene in the US citizenship case. Court records show the hearing before US...
Honolulu, HAWAII — The recent disqualification of a Hawaii House of Representatives candidate drew attention to the rights — or the lack of rights — of American Samoans living in the United States. Sailau Timoteo, the only Republican candidate for House District 43, was disqualified when the Hawaii...
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Hagåtña, GUAM — Guam's governor has asked the US president to consider giving the territory's veterans the right to vote in US elections. In a letter to Donald Trump, Eddie Calvo said many Guamanians have given their lives for the United States. Guam - like the Northern Marianas, American Samoa,...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The proposed disqualification of House candidate Sai Timoteo is raising questions about the decades old policies that bar American Samoan citizens living in the U.S. from voting and running for office. Timoteo is running for the House seat formerly held by Republican...
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Republican Hawaii state House candidate born in American Samoa has learned she's ineligible to run for office because she's not a U.S. citizen. Sai Timoteo said she didn't realize she wasn't allowed to vote or hold office. She's running for the Leeward Oahu seat vacated...

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