Anticipating Nov. 6 election when many of my fellow citizens will vote their preference to live under a right-wing autocracy that uses mass media to boil blood just because they are mad about a trans kid in Nebraska whose gender identity bothers them (never mind the kid is suffering) and a Guatemalan woman who wants to clean houses in San Diego for $12 an hour… Up in Arnold, CA this weekend, a guy wearing a t-shirt, ‘Stomp on my flag I’ll stomp on your ass” I really was sorely tempted to ask, “Erm, excuse me sir isn’t that just a little bit of a contradiction isn’t the whole point of the flag the freedom to do what you want and not have your ass stomped?”
Section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that “the term ‘national of the United States’ means (A) a citizen of the United States, or (B) a person who, though not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States.” Therefore, U.S. citizens are also U.S. nationals. Non-citizen nationality status refers only individuals who were born either in American Samoa or on Swains Island to parents who are not citizens of the United States. The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a national of two countries at the same time. Each country has its own nationality laws based on its own policy. Persons may have dual nationality by automatic operation of different laws rather than by choice. For example, a child born in a foreign country to U.S. national parents may be both a U.S. national and a national of the country of birth. Or, an individual having one nationality at birth may naturalize at a later date in another country and become a dual national.
The official source.