U.S.-Born Woman Who Left to Join ISIS Can’t Return With Son

Jan. 19, 2021, 8:07 PM

A foreign diplomat’s daughter didn’t receive U.S. citizenship simply by being born in New Jersey, the D.C. Circuit said Tuesday, in a case that previously garnered a tweet from President Donald Trump urging that she be denied permission to return to the U.S. with her son.

Hoda Muthana’s father, Ahmed Ali Muthana, was a Yemeni diplomat. His U.S. assignment ended by the time Hoda was born, but he hadn’t yet surrendered his diplomatic credentials.

Hoda’s family stayed in the U.S. and the other family members became naturalized citizens—Hoda didn’t.

Hoda left college to join ISIS and had a son with ...

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