American Samoan Voices

Equally American has heard from more than one thousand people born in American Samoa who want to be recognized as citizens without being required to naturalize.

They live in American Samoa and throughout the fifty states. Many have served distinguished careers in the U.S. Armed Forces. Some of have been denied job and military service opportunities because they are not recognized as citizens. Others have been denied the right to vote, sit on juries, or run for office. Some have been separated from their families. Each has a unique story and perspective whose voice deserves to be heard.

We have included only the initials of the people we have heard from, since many who have stood up for their right to citizenship have faced public and private pressure from elected officials in American Samoa. 

Want to share your voice? Take our Citizenship Survey today.

 

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published this page 2021-08-06 14:16:03 -0400