By Conor Finnegan, ABC News
The father of a so-called "ISIS bride," who was born and raised in the U.S. and now wants to return home with her son, has sued the Trump administration after it declared that she is not a citizen and has no right to enter the country.
The lawsuit, which was filed against President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, comes amid a storm of legal questions over the fate of foreign terrorist fighters who have been captured as the last ISIS territory is retaken by U.S.-backed forces.
The U.S. has been pushing for countries to take back, or repatriate, their citizens who joined the terror group in Iraq and Syria and prosecute them. But for 24-year-old Hoda Muthana, who was born in New Jersey to a Yemeni diplomat father, the Trump administration is refusing to let her return.
Now, Muthana's father, Ahmed Muthana, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, saying she is a citizen. The lawsuit also seeks a declaratory judgment that she was denied due process by the Trump administration when he and Pompeo declared she was not one.
The debate centers over her father's immigration status when she was born in October 1994. He was working in the U.S. as a Yemeni diplomat on a diplomatic visa, and according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the children of foreign diplomats are not given birthright citizenship because they are not under the "jurisdiction of" the U.S., as required by the 14th Amendment.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, "She may have been born here. She is not a U.S. citizen, nor is she entitled to U.S. citizenship."
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