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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While its bias is for jus sanguinis (by blood ties) as seen from the enumerations of who are citizens of this country, there is absolutely no preclusion against a classification by jus soli (by place of birth).
Until the 1990s, the two main examples of jus soli and jus sanguinis were France and Germany, respectively.
The 1989 "foulard controversy" is one of the most salient examples that clearly indicates that France did not recognize (and still doesn't recognize) cultural-religious differences, rather "French republicanism" has always aimed to assimilate its difference via implementing a citizenship policy based on jus soli.
After explaining jus sanguinis, or citizenship by blood, and jus soli, citizenship by landed birth, he detailed how the National Security Agency (NSA) determined the citizenship of an intercepted communication, based on the classified information disclosed by Snowden.
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Some states' regimes are based primarily on the principle of jus soli (birth in the territory of the state), others on jus sanguinis (birth to a citizen parent, whether in or outside the state's territory); many combine elements of the two.
This is particularly true for bi- or tri-national citizens, whose US passports were issued because they were born in the country (the US practice of jus soli dictates this).
The film tackles the complex theme of Jus Soli (from the Latin: right of the soil), which is the right by which nationality or citizenship is awarded to any individual born in the territory of the related state.
But this view is contradicted by a series of laws enacted by Congress since 1898 which confer three different types of citizenships on the island-born residents of Puerto Rico, namely: 1) a Puerto Rican citizenship conferring a non-alien nationality (1900-present); 2) a naturalized citizenship conferring a parental or derivative form of jus sanguinis citizenship (1906-1940); 3) and a statutory form of jus soli or birthright citizenship (1941-present).