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American Samoa citizenship ruling welcomed
10-07-2015 - RNZI.

Aumua says now that a federal court has ruled, it is up to American Samoans living in the islands to decide the issue of citizenship.
The congresswoman says Friday's historic decision means the people of American Samoa have won the right to self-determination and continuation of their unique history and culture.

She says people have been confusing the status of American Samoans living in the US and those living in the territories.

"The federal court has made it clear that citizenship of those nationals in American Samoa should be offered only when the people as a group decide they want it. Now that the court has ruled, I'll be offering my American Samoa Freedom of Choice Act in the near future which will address both of these issues."