BAGDAD – President Trump said on Wednesday that the United States would not re-accept a woman born in America who came to Syria to join the Islamic state and now wants to return home. for nationality and has no legitimate reasons to return to the country, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In 2014, Ms. Mutana, then a 20-year-old student in Alabama, visited Turkey by hiding her plans for her seven days. She told them that she was going to a university event.
In fact, she was brought to Syria, where she met with the Islamic state and began to call for an attack on the West.
Pompeo published a statement declaring that she "is not a US citizen and will not be admitted to the United States » Pompeo said Mrs. Muthana did not have "any legal basis, not a valid US passport, no passport, or any visa to travel to the United States."
Ms. Mutana says she has filed an application and has received a United States passport before leaving for Turkey. And she was born in the United States – usually a guarantee of citizenship. Pompeo's statement did not justify why the State Department does not consider Ms. Mutana a citizen. But American officials, it seems, depend on their arguments against returning it to the exclusion of the law. Mutani's father was a Yemeni diplomat, and children born in the United States for active diplomats did not grant birthright, as diplomats are under the jurisdiction of their home countries. Swift, Director of the Center for Constitutional Law for Muslims in America, representing her seven. Ms. Mutana, in his words, was born one month after her father was dismissed from the post of diplomat of the United Nations. passport was canceled. Her father sent government proofs of her non-diplomatic status at the time of the birth of his daughter but did not receive an answer
Swift said that Ms. Mutana actually received two US passports: one when she was a child and the restoration she had submitted to her before & Driving to Syria. In the first case, he says that her father had given a letter from the United Nations Organization that he was released to overcome the challenge of jurisdiction.
Hasan Shibli, a lawyer for the American Islamic Relations Council in Florida, advises seven, provided a birth certificate to Ms. Mutana, who showed that she was born in Hackensack, NJ, on October 28, 1994.
Shibly said that her father had left the foreign service on June 1, 1994. Ms. Mutana, he said, "is trying to turn into a federal government and face the consequences for her actions."
David Leopold, a former president of the American Association of Immigration Lawyers, said that if Ms. Mutana has a valid US passport, she has "an indisputable presumption of citizenship in that country."
"If the passport was a legal passport and she was a US citizen, nothing that Pompeo said does not deprive her of her citizenship," said Mr Leopold.
On the other hand, he said, if her father was an accredited diplomat at the time of her birth, then Ms. Mutana would be a permanent resident. – not a citizen. In this case, according to him, the government may have grounds to prohibit her from returning to membership, although she may have a right to a hearing.
There are circumstances, according to Leopold, in which the government can cancel citizenship, for example, condemnation for treason. But taking oaths of loyalty to a terrorist group or committing a crime, as providing material assistance, will not be enough.
Now 24, Ms. Mutana escaped from the territory held by ISIS and was in a refugee camp in Syria with her young son. Mutana is one of at least 13 people identified as Americans – almost all women and children – who are detained by Kurdish troops in the northeast of Syria. Many of them face similar problems, as Ms. Mutana does, as their citizenship is challenged for technical reasons. Most of the American men who were on the battlefield were subjected to sealed charges and were repatriated on charges of prosecution
. "The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them to court," he said on Twitter. "The alternative is not good in that we will be forced to release them."