Eni introduces bill aiding U.S. Natio...

Eni introduces bill aiding U.S. Nationals

There are 2 comments on the Samoa News story from Feb 16, 2012, titled Eni introduces bill aiding U.S. Nationals. In it, Samoa News reports that:

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni has moved forward with introduction of federal legislation that would make is easy for U.S. nationals living in American Samoa to apply to the U.S. government for U.S. citizenship.

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#1 Feb 17, 2012
I agree with the opinions, expressed by those wanting this subject matter, become inclusive..as a Referendum in November's election. Having a general consensus or soliciting the opinions and decisions of the general public/citizenship...should not be discounted or left to chance.

Christchurch, New Zealand

#2 Feb 18, 2012
Aside from facilitating the travel expenses to Hawaii and mainland US to apply for US citizenship as Eni proposes, I don't really see that much (if any) life changing differences in benefits when an Am. Samoa national becomes a citizen!!!

We may have the right to vote and be involved in US politicking as a citizen, but we can never run for president unless you're born there(US)!!!:) If I'm not mistaken, Guamanians and Pueto Ricans are US citizens and the whole nine yards, but are not allowed to vote in a presidential election???!!! Why not??? I wonder!!!

There's hardly any restriction (if any) nowadays to pursue an education or seek a better job in the US as we have been doing all these years, and some of us that decided to become citizens, did so easily!

Hence, whether you become a citizen or stay an Am. Samoa national, you still have to bust your okole to make a decent living for yourself and your family.

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