Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's statement that Guam is a foreign country is incorrect.
In 1898, Guam became a U.S. territory and was placed under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Navy. People born on the island in the Western Pacific Ocean have been considered U.S. citizens since 1950. Guamanians were conferred U.S. citizenship through the Guam Organic Act of 1950. In 1970, Guam's first elections were held.