Push for automatic US citizenship in American Samoa comes under scrutiny | Pacific Beat

Push for automatic US citizenship in American Samoa comes under scrutiny

Push for automatic US citizenship in American Samoa comes under scrutiny

Updated 19 June 2015, 8:43 AEST

In American Samoa, the debate continues over the US Court ruling against giving automatic American citizenship to the people of the territory.

But as details of the judges' decision have emerged, many are asking whether American Samoans would be any better off with a guaranteed US passport.

More on that from Monica Miller in Pago Pago in a moment, but first she says news of two deaths from dengue fever have come as something of a shock to the local community, as neither the Department of Health nor LBJ Hospital have hinted at any form of an outbreak.

Reporter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Monica Miller in Pago Pago.

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