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Micronesia Debates Changing Constitution to Allow Dual Citizenship
November 16, 2021

Fellows mentioned in this story: Josie Howard, Cohort VIII

From Civil Beat:

The Federated States of Micronesia will again vote to change its constitution to allow dual citizenship, sparking a debate over whether such a move would help or hurt families living outside the nation retain ancestral land ownership.

It has been almost two years since constitutional delegates convened in January 2020 but the constitutional convention was cut short by a recess on March 13, 2020 in response to the pandemic. Delegates were to reconvene once the pandemic was under control. But the convention still has not been scheduled, with delegates outside the FSM facing travel interruptions from Covid-19 protocols and no provision for virtual meetings.

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