Is The Obama State Department Following Sharia Law Over U.S. Law In Refusing To Acknowledge Meriam's Kids' Citizenship?
"The Obama Administration’s State Department has been dragging its heels, refusing to acknowledge that the children of the woman on death row in Sudan for her Christian faith are U.S. citizens.
"Those two young American children – including a newborn infant – are imprisoned with their mother, Meriam Ibrahim. Their human rights are being violated on a daily basis, and the State Department’s response has been abysmal.
"It is a basic principle of American law that the child of a U.S. citizen is a U.S. citizen. As long as at least one parent is a citizen (and meets basicresidency requirements which don’t appear to be at issue here) when that child is born, under U.S. law, the child is also a citizen.
"That is a basic and indisputable fact. It’s not complicated.
It is also now undisputed that Wani, Meriam’s husband, is a U.S. citizen. Finally, the State Department confirmed this fact on Monday, stating unequivocally, “We do have Privacy Act waiver for Mr. Wani at this time, who I can confirm is a U.S. citizen, as has been reported.”
"Yet the State Department still refuses to acknowledge that Meriam and Wani’s children are U.S. citizens.
"The only possible complication in establishing the U.S. citizenship of their children – 20-month-old Martin and newborn baby girl Maya – is in proving to the U.S. government that Martin and Maya are, in fact, Wani’s children.
"The U.S. State Department is making onerous and legally unnecessary demands for proof, outside of what is required by U.S. law.
"Again the legal analysis isn’t that complicated..."