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To: Sabramerican
Sabra

You are correct, loyalty should be, and was, the sole criteria for clearances. This article refers to “new rules” which the others didn’t.

You and the others might enjoy reviewing a few of the cases involving security clearances. You will note, in the past, clearance was withheld “when an individual acts in such a way as to indicate a preference for a foreign country over the United States”. Yes, the EXERCISE (voting, use of passport, military service etc) of dual citizenship could be an issue. If you read the decisions, you will note that in the case of Israeli dual citizenship, use of the passport is not an issue, since it is required of Israeli citizens to enter or leave Israel, and military service is generally not an issue for the same reasons. And among the mitigating circumstances that would allow the granting of clearance, “dual citizenship is based solely on parents' citizenship or birth in a foreign country”, exactly the circumstances we are discussing.

INDUSTRIAL SECURITY CLEARANCE DECISIONS-Search for Foreign Preference; Foreign Influence

Dual US/Israel

Dual US/Israel

Dual US/Israel

96 posted on 10/31/2001 10:07:20 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Thanks. Very interesting.

Without even being aware of these cases, a cursory reading shows that what I wrote above is pretty much how these things are handled. Each case turns on facts and not on a simple idea of being a dual citizen.

I wish you had posted this yesterday and saved me the time.

98 posted on 10/31/2001 11:10:22 AM PST by Sabramerican
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