CLCMA Attorneys Argue to Preserve Due Process for Birthright Citizenship

“This case centers on the difference between the ability to administratively revoke a passport document, versus revocation of citizenship status itself.” Thus began Christina Jump, the Civil Litigation Department Head for the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, in her argument to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier today. Answering numerous questions from the three Justices on the panel, Ms. Jump consistently asserted the rights of all U.S. citizens to the due process protections guaranteed by the Constitution before United States citizenship status can be revoked or rescinded. The Department of State cannot strip citizens of their status, even if it revoked a document such as a passport. Ms. Jump quotes the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding that “[n]either the Congress nor the Executive, nor the judiciary, nor all three in concert,” may strip a citizen of that status without appropriate due process. CLCMA continues to fight for protections for the rights of all United States citizens, and will “put the government to its proof” should the government attempt to provide anything less.