Si'u Point Trail, Ta'u Island, National Park of American Samoa. (Photo by the U.S. Department of the Interior, via Flickr.)

Court rules against granting American Samoans citizenship at birth

American Samoa remains the the only place on U.S. soil where someone can be born without getting full U.S. citizenship rights.
Jun 5, 2015
Pago Pago, on the island of Tutuila, is the capital of American Samoa. The South-Pacific islands have a similar climate to Hawaii. (Photo from NOAA via Flickr)

Samoans in Seattle sue feds for citizenship

Imagine being born in a country where you can work, travel freely and even join the military, but you’re not considered a citizen. That’s the situation facing 56,000 residents of American Samoa, the only one of 14 US territories that does not allow an easy path to citizenship for people who move to the mainland […]
Jul 23, 2012