Request for Question Clarification by
01 Aug 2005 17:24 PDT
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"...the U.S. government has not challenged dual nationality or even
dual citizenship (a stronger status allowing voting rights) of
naturalized Americans or native-born ones, who can claim nationality
in some countries, including Ireland, if their parents or grandparents
were born there."
"The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a citizen of
two countries at the same time. Each country has its own citizenship
laws based on its own policy.Persons may have dual nationality by
automatic operation of different laws rather than by choice."
"A U.S. citizen may acquire foreign citizenship by marriage, or a
person naturalized as a U.S. citizen may not lose the citizenship of
the country of birth.U.S. law does not mention dual nationality or
require a person to choose one citizenship or another. Also, a person
who is automatically granted another citizenship does not risk losing
U.S. citizenship. 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."
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