Friday, May 16, 2014
Radio Australia reports on an appeal that could determine the future status of those born in U.S. territories. American Samoans argue that being born on U.S. soil entitles them to be known as more than "non-citizen nationals." Lene Tuaua from American Samoa and four other plaintiffs argue that being born on U.S. soil entitles them to be more than "non-citizen nationals." Representatives from Guam, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are supporting the appeal. Attorney Charles Ala'ilima, an American Samoan himself, says while people in other U.S. territories receive citizenship, American Samoa are still treated as second class.