United States


  • No Author (2016, January 13). Why Has a Texas-Born Marine Veteran Been Left "Stateless" Under U.S. Immigration Policies? Democracy Now. Retrieved from http://www.democracynow.org/2016/1/13/why_has_a_texas_born_marine  (Video)
    • A U.S. Marine veteran is considered stateless, as the government is not recognizing her birth certificate. She was given birth by a midwife, in Texas, as her mother was scared of being deported. Although her birth certificate was recognized by the military, the U.S. government did not recognize it when she filed for a passport.
  • Walpin, G., Rivkin, D. B. Yoo J. C. (2016, February 22). Birthright Citizenship: Two Perspectives. The Federal Society. Retrieved from http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/birthright-citizenship-two-perspectives
    • A debate regarding two perspectives on the 14th Amendment:  Should children born to illegal immigrants acquire American citizenship?
  • Washington, J. (2016, March 28). The US Wants to Deport This Palestinian-but First It’d Have to Recognize Palestine. The Nation. Retrieved from http://www.thenation.com/article/can-you-be-deported-if-you-are-stateless/
    • Palestinian man fled from Gaza, in order to seek refuge in the United States. He has been in a state detention Centre for over a year. He was denied refugee status. As the United States does not recognize Palestine as a state, he cannot be deported.
  • Stern, M. J. (2016, June 6). The Supreme Court Needs to Settle Birthright Citizenship. Slate. Retrieved from http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/06/the_supreme_court_needs_to_settle_birthright_citizenship.html
    • American Samoans are not granted citizenship at birth, which effectively leaves them stateless.