Citizenship matters, and the case of Hoda Muthana demonstrates the great lengths parents are willing to go to ensure a better future for their children. U.S. citizenship is valuable for many reasons such as ease of travel into and out of most countries. Once citizenship is granted, it cannot and should not be easily stripped away. National security threats are real and should be addressed, but passport and citizenship revocation should require additional scrutiny involving a thoughtful, nuanced, and holistic approach on the part of the United States government. A comprehensive solution requires willing cooperation among all three branches of government, but this has been elusive. This article details the case of a “terrorist bride” and analyzes some of the issues involved including potential terrorism charges, dual nationality, birthright citizenship, and denaturalization. Big issues like immigration affect everyone and require a robust public debate and buy-in from the electorate. The complete article can be found here:
20190515 NSJ – Sweet Home Alabama (and Syria) – A terrorist bride returns from war (Newbold)
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