[LMB] Citizenship? - Oaths and Arde

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sun Dec 5 17:13:27 GMT 2021


I THINK that I am a United States citizen and a citizen of New York 
State. I was born in Brooklyn, in New York; my mother was born in 
Brooklyn and my father was born in Poland and naturalized under his 
father's papers.

Harvey

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Subject: Re: [LMB] Citizenship? - Oaths and Arde

>Oh, for goodness sakes! Well, I guess that's a hint to those of us living abroad with kids to keep all those old passports, renunciation statements, etc.
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>I was under the impression that some countries granted citizenship to grandchildren of citizens under certain cases. Are they already dual citizens, even if they don't "activate" it by getting a passport or other stuff?
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>I suppose it's really easy now to look up some person's MyAncestry or Find-a-grave, and just snoop around for a little bit. I've done it for fiction research, to tell the truth. Scarily easy.
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>Micki
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>On Sunday, December 5, 2021, 04:45:01 PM GMT+9, Sharon Micenko <wembleyware at gmail.com> wrote:
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>Wasn’t that hilarious? One of them was the Deputy Prime Minister and there were at least 4 senators. It wasn’t that long ago, in 2017
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>>  On 5 Dec 2021, at 3:39 pm, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>>  To add to the fun: A few years ago fifteen politicians in our Federal
>>  government had to resign because someone dug up a dusty old
>>  section of the Constitution that everyone had forgotten about, which
>>  states that you can't be elected to our parliament if you have any
>>  allegiance to a foreign power - including dual citizenship.
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>>  The funniest part was that most of them didn't even know that they
>>  had dual citizenship. There was a lot of scrambling around, checking old
>>  family documentation, and trying to rescind things.
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