jus soli

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jus soli

(Law) law the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he or she was born. Compare jus sanguinis
[from Latin, literally: law of soil]

jus′ so′li

(ˈsoʊ laɪ, -li)

the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.
[1900–05; < Latin: right of soil (land)]
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Noun1.jus soli - the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth
judicial doctrine, judicial principle, legal principle - (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Miguna has issued several statements in which he has noted that one's citizenship by birth cannot be revoked.
He however denied ever rejecting his Kenyan roots, and that his citizenship by birth is an irrevocable right.
These proposed sections would deny citizenship by birth to certain children born in Australia solely based on the immigration status of the child's parents," the submission says.
As recently as last week, he declined to say to a Washington Post reporter that he accepted the fact of Obama's American citizenship by birth.
The Board of Commissioners shall have the power to deport, revoke immigration status, recognize Philippine citizenship by birth or marriage, issue and revoke all visas, declare indigency and legalize residence in accordance with law.
The Fourteenth Amendment," the Court held, "affirms the ancient and fundamental rule of citizenship by birth within the territory, including all children here born of resident aliens, with the exceptions or qualifications (as old as the rule itself) of children of foreign sovereigns or their ministers, or born on foreign public ships, or of enemies within and during a hostile occupation of part of our territory, and with the single additional exception of children of members of the Indian tribes owing direct allegiance to their several tribes.
He would replace the Constitution's guarantee of citizenship by birth with citizenship by bloodline and pedigree, leaving it to politicians and bureaucrats to decide what to do with millions of stateless children.
This is due to the present law on citizenship in the Philippines on blood relation (jus sanguinis) and that is the only primary basis of acquiring citizenship by birth, David added.
this ethnic group is settled in the rakhine state, also known as Arakan, and requires to present proof of the citizenship by birth of the state of Myanmar, hence facing the wrath of the stat.
Because he was a diplomat's offspring, he did not gain US citizenship by birth.
ALMOST four years after the Delhi High Court passed a judgment supporting the right of a Tibetan- born in India to claim Indian citizenship by birth, as per the Indian Citizenship Act, the debate over the same has resurfaced.