Originally Posted by hellosailor
"Once you are a citizen you are a citizen."
Isn't that a bit more like the RC Church and excommunication?
I'm a natural-born citizen, and as a result neither my state nor federal citizenship can be invalidated by either of those governments. On theother hand, a naturalized citizen or other party that has been granted citizenship--can have it revoked and stripped from them for a number of reasons, including committing a felony, or a lie on their application.
Citizens aren't always equal.
I may be misremembering the policy, but I believe that US citizenship CAN be lost
, by anyone, by renouncing the US citizenship.
I was researching dual-citizenship for myself, and the government
requires her citizens to not have allegiance to other countries. So becoming a citizen of Poland
may effectively be revoking my US citizenship. (However, I do not meet all the criteria necessary, anyway.) Irish citizenship, however, allows other allegiance, so I don't think it would invalidate my US citizenship.
I was told by a retired diplomat that the US looks liberally on dual citizenship, and recognizes that people apply for other citizenship for purposes of work. However, in the post-911 era, there has been a loss of freedom and privacy in the US, and who can tell how the government
On the other hand, I suppose that the IRS would LIKE dual citizens, assuming such citizen had a taxiable income! LOL!
I decided to look up the policy, instead of just posting
another opinion. This is what I found. I think it supports my view, however I am no lawyer, and would welcome a more informed opinion:
US State Department Services Dual Nationality
Here is the statement that I am interpreting:
"However, a person who acquires a foreign citizenship by applying for it may lose U.S. citizenship. 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."