American Samoa is the only unincorporated territory of the United States where the inhabitants are not American citizens at birth

American Samoa is the only unincorporated territory of the United States where the inhabitants are not American citizens at birth

In leaving in place an appeals court decision, the court also passed up an invitation to overturn a series of decisions dating back to 1901 known as the Insular Cases

replete with racist and anti-foreign rhetoric. Justice Neil Gorsuch had called for the cases to be overturned in April.

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who argued that a federal law declaring that they are “nationals, but not citizens, of the United States at birth” is unconstitutional.

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A trial judge in Utah ruled in their favor, but the federal appeals court in Denver said Congress, not courts, should decide the citizenship issue.

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appeals court also noted that American Samoa's elected leaders opposed the lawsuit for fear that it might disrupt their cultural traditions.

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American Samoa is the only unincorporated territory of the United States where the inhabitants are not American citizens at birth.

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