Victory! DC Circuit Rules that "Isis" Bride Not a U.S. Citizen

Article author: 
Brian Lonergan
Article publisher: 
Immigration Reform Law Institute
Article date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Article category: 
National Issues
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WASHINGTON—Yesterday the DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the family of the so-called “ISIS bride,” Hoda Muthana, who joined the terrorist group in Syria, then sought to return to America where she was born.

In an attempt to secure Muthana’s return to the United States, her father, a former UN diplomat from Yemen, sued Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and other federal officials in federal district court in the District of Columbia. He claimed that his daughter, because of her birth in New Jersey, is a United States citizen. The district court ruled in favor of the government, finding that she is not a citizen. . .