Charlie Swift, the director of the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, told The New York Times that because Muthana was born one month after her father was discharged as a diplomat, she should have birthright citizenship.
"The Trump administration continues its attempts to wrongfully strip citizens of their citizenship," Hassan Shibly, an attorney representing Muthana’s family, said in a statement. "Hoda Muthana had a valid US passport and is a citizen. She was born in Hackensack, NJ in October 1994, months after her father stopped being [a] diplomat."
Muthana said in media interviews she "deeply regrets" her decision to join the Islamic State group and understands she may face prison time in the United States if she returns home. She told ABC News that U.S. consular officials haven't been in contact with her.
"I hope America doesn't think I'm a threat to them, and I hope they can accept me and [that] I'm just a normal human being who's been manipulated once and hopefully never again," she said.