All You Need To Know About A Citizen Of A State Who Is Not A Citizen Of The United States

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Since the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States.

A citizen of the United States is recognized in Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment. A citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States is recognized at Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Privileges and immunities of a citizen of the United States are not the same as privileges and immunities of a citizen of a State.

A citizen of the United States can become also a citizen of a State, under Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment. Thus, a citizen of the United States would be also a citizen of a State, and would have privileges and immunities of a citizen of the United States AND privileges and immunities of a citizen of a State.

Therefore, in any State of the Union, there are two State citizens, a citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, and also a citizen of a State (and a citizen of the United States), under Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

A citizen of a State, since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, can be a litigant in federal court. A citizen of a State, since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, can pursue a cause of action against another citizen of a different State. A citizen of a State, since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, can be pursued in a cause of action against a citizen of a foreign State.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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