Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

To: Doug Loss

But what does US law say as opposed to how we might think things ought to be?


149 posted on 01/02/2010 2:24:48 PM PST by El Sordo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 148 | View Replies ]


To: El Sordo
As I said before:

"Section 349 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1481), as amended, states that U.S. citizens are subject to loss of citizenship if they perform certain specified acts voluntarily and with the intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship. Briefly stated, these acts include:

1. obtaining naturalization in a foreign state (Sec. 349 (a) (1) INA); 2. taking an oath, affirmation or other formal declaration to a foreign state or its political subdivisions (Sec. 349 (a) (2) INA);"

The acceptance of a Vanuatuan passport woluld be prima facie evidence for the relinquishment of US citizenship, in that you'd have to perform one of the other of these two conditions (most likely the second, as Vanuatu would already have naturalized you with your permission). The application for the Vanuatuan passport would show a positive intention to relinquish US citizenship.

150 posted on 01/02/2010 3:55:04 PM PST by Doug Loss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 149 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson