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CITIZENSHIP ISSUE

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...
Congresswoman Aumua Amata [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata maintains her position on the US citizenship issue, when it comes to persons born in American Samoa, for the individual to have the “freedom” to remain a US national or seek citizenship. As reported yesterday by Samoa News, three American Samoans...