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8318: Re: 8309: Double Citizenship (Re: 8308) (fwd)

From: P D Bellegarde-Smith <pbs@csd.uwm.edu>

> From: amedard@gte.net
> In addition, when a foreigner is naturalized, they are required to forfeit their
> foreign passport, thus foreign citizenship. (I recently witnessed this when my
> Chinese neighbors were granted U.S. citizenship.)  According to Section 337(a) of the
> INA [8 USC  1448(a)],  new citizens must pledge an oath "to renounce and abjure
> absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate,
> state, or sovereignty of whom or which the applicant was before a subject or
> citizen."
> Furthermore, 'Section 349 of the INA [8 USC  1481] specifies that U.S. citizenship
> may be lost for the following - among other - reasons:
>      becoming a naturalized citizen of another country, or declaring allegiance
>      to another country, after reaching age 18;
> and
>      working for a foreign government (e.g., in political office or as a civil
>      servant).

Dear Corbetters: These regulations are breached in the United States. That
countryb turns a blind eye when it comes to Israel, for instance.
Additionally, American citizens have been allowed to become chief of the
Lithuanian army, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia. There are several other
cases I can't recall not having that folder (I keep a folder) on this
matter. It seems to have something to do with being conservative, liberal,
radical, Marxist. Only individuals fitting the first two category are
given "dispensation."
			Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Ph.D.
			Scholar in Residence,
			University of California, Santa