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Samoa, American or not?

February 24, 2015

American Samoa is the only US territory whose native-born residents are not thereby American citizens. A group of Samoans is suing the US government to change that, on 14th amendment grounds. Not all Samoans welcome coming under Constitutional purview, since many of their local laws distinguish those with Samoan ancestry from those without. (Hat tip to Michael Homsany.)

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