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BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Fono vote override authority and the Large Vessel Prohibited Area (LVPA) in waters of American Samoa, are other issues on the agenda for the two-day Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit, which opens today at the Pago Pago Youth Center, following a church service...
Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit is set for this upcoming week with the theme, “Self-Determination and Hope”, and is spearheaded by the ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review & Federal Relations, which is led by Tapa’au Dr. Daniel Aga. Tapa...
 US Vice President Mike Pence greeting army reserves in American Samoa
Seattle, WASHINGTON — The US military has begun discriminating against service men and women born in American Samoa, a US lawyer has said. Historically American Samoan born US nationals and US citizens were treated equally by the military according to the Seattle-based attorney, Leiataua Charles...
Youth Summit chairman, Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal case dealing with US citizenship for person’s born in American Samoa is one of the issues that will be discussed and will probably raise many questions, during the Governor’s 2018 Youth Empowerment Summit set for July 1-2 at the Pago Pago Youth Center. So far...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three US nationals who filed a US citizenship lawsuit at the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah have revealed that they had consented to the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata filing a timely amicus brief — or friends of the court brief — but not...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Plaintiffs in the US citizenship lawsuit have asked the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah to deny a motion by the American Samoa Government and Congresswoman Aumua Amata to intervene in their complaint, arguing among other things that ASG and the Congresswoman lack...
 US Vice President Mike greets American Samoa's US army reserves in Pago Pago, Sunday, April 23, 2017.
Washington, D.C. — Any grievance over US citizenship from persons born in American Samoa should be directed to the US Congress, the US Justice Department says. The message was contained in the department's filings at the Federal Court in Utah's Salt Lake City, where three American Samoans have...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The federal executive branch contends that any grievance towards US citizenship when it comes to persons born in American Samoa should be directed to the US Congress, which has the authority to define the relationship between territories and the United States. This is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A California based Samoan organization, which is arguing for automatic US citizenship for persons born in American Samoa, is being allowed to file a “friend of the court brief” at the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah, where a complaint is pending against the US...
Once again, an effort is under way to mandate U.S. citizenship for the people of American Samoa, however, most of the people want a choice, not a mandate. There are sound cultural and traditional reasons for the current circumstance, under which most of our people are born as U.S. Nationals, and...

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