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Old 08.05.2011, 00:52
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Nazism? That's a strong charge. The U.S. government allows duel citizenship but discourages it because of legal reasons, mainly tax issues. America is a country that taxes citizens wherever they live in the world. :-( I have to file tax on my income in Switzerland for example.

There are other reasons (other then eugenic nazi ones) that nations do not wish their citizens to have dual citizenship. I can imagine divided loyalties in a big one especially for some government jobs, military, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multipl...le_citizenship
an uncle of me at age 5 (was) emigrated to the USA in 1905 and got US citizenship some 10 years later and had DUAL citizenship until his death in 1989. And I know quite many people who have dual US/CH citizenship. One of my best friends in the "RS" (basic military school) here had just come over to have done CH armyschool in order NOT to be called up for service in Vietnam, and his German (both standard G and CH G was fairly meagre). I enjoyed to help him out of sh... by translating stuff and he helped me in improving my English
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Old 08.05.2011, 00:59
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Not saying you've got to agree, I just really do believe that it is a rather exceptional beautiful country and I can understand why so many people would like to become citizens.

It's a true democracy where the people decide. They get to vote and have their say in regards to a large majority of the decisions and laws that regulate the country.
Nice, BUT let's be clear, lots of people wish to become citizen of whatever decent country they are in because their "native" country, for the time being at least, is simply sh......

and THIS is why they all, at least generally, have my full understanding and support
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Old 08.05.2011, 01:06
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Here is what the U.S. government says:




http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p.../cis_1753.html


I'm not going to go into more detail than that you can look it up, but it seems that the U.S. frowns upon acquiring duel citizenship as an adult for various reasons and restricts that. There is no apparent restrictions on being born a dual citizen due to your parents.
This law more or less says that a US citizen can take as many additional citizenships as looking alright as long as it is done on his/her free will but that any citizenship FORCED upon any US citizenship is basically invalid. And THIS also is the principle of Switzerland. A majority of the AUSLAND-SCHWEIZER also have citizenship of their countries of residence, and usually on their own will. And so is perfectly alright
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Old 08.05.2011, 02:14
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Here is what the U.S. government says:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p.../cis_1753.html


I'm not going to go into more detail than that you can look it up, but it seems that the U.S. frowns upon acquiring duel citizenship as an adult for various reasons and restricts that. There is no apparent restrictions on being born a dual citizen due to your parents.
For duel citizenship, one would need to own implements for a duel. And an opponent.



However, for dual citizenship, they won't make a fuss if - according to your quote:

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In order to lose U.S. citizenship, the law requires that the person must apply for the foreign citizenship voluntarily, by free choice, and with the intention to give up U.S. citizenship.
So if one is a US citizen and then decides to become a citizen of another country, they can't lose the US if they don't have the intention of giving up US citizenship.
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For duel citizenship, one would need to own implements for a duel. And an opponent.



However, for dual citizenship, they won't make a fuss if - according to your quote:

So if one is a US citizen and then decides to become a citizen of another country, they can't lose the US if they don't have the intention of giving up US citizenship.
I, for one, was overwhelmed by the lack of dire warnings of impending doom and financial ruin. Instead, we're treated to the standard US legal CYA of 'If you do this, it might cause problems for you , don't say you weren't warned'.

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