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BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

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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...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
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,...
Sai Timoteo
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...
Sai Timoteo
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...
There is a caveat that lingers in the back of my mind as I have debated internally within myself if I should write and have published my thoughts of a serious issue that burns within me. The negative repercussions, at least the superficial ones as I race to immediately publish my years old thoughts...
Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga and Lt. Gov. Lemanu Palepoi Sialega Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — To ensure that the youth have a better understanding “our of political process,” Gov. Lolo Matalasi Moliga has urged his cabinet to continue the important task of educating “our young people” so they can make decisions for American Samoa moving forward. The governor’s...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — With American Samoa's political status an important issue of discussion, Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Ale suggests that perhaps such a discussion should also include a look at “independence”  — citing Tuvalu, a very small country in the world but an independent...

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