Friday, August 25, 2017

Citizenship in the US

Statelessness and citizenship issues have been much in the news lately, but usually the US is low on news about these issues. Lately, however, there has been an explosion of issues around citizenship, voting and what Americans call 14th Amendment birthright citizenship.

This week saw an interesting article from WaPo on the expanding rights of non-citizens in some US states, particularly the right to vote in some local elections, like school board elections. See more here.https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/noncitizens-are-gaining-the-right-to-vote-good/2017/08/18/805b86e2-4d3e-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html?utm_term=.89d7332337ba