Attorneys representing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the US government doubled-down on the Trump administration’s insistence that Hoda Muthana -commonly referred to as the ‘ISIS Wife’- is not a US citizen and cannot return to the country.
Pompeo’s lawyers claim Muthana was never actually an American citizen, writing “Those claims are profoundly flawed because Muthana is not and has never been a U.S. citizen, and her son likewise is not a U.S. citizen.”
“She was born to parents who enjoyed diplomatic-agent-level immunity at that time of her birth, so she was born not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and did not and could not acquire U.S. citizenship at birth,” adds the statement.
“The government informed Muthana more than three years ago that she is not a citizen and canceled her erroneously issued passport,” Pompeo’s lawyers wrote in the filing. “Muthana — who was at the time a member of ISIS — failed to act timely in response to that notification, [and] remained in a war zone through hostilities for a period of years.”
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