[LMB] Citizenship? - Oaths and Arde

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Tue Dec 7 00:25:12 GMT 2021

On Dec 5, 2021, at 9:13 AM, Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
> 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.

In 1984, while applying for a passport, I presented my birth certificate for a Child of US Citizens Born Abroad, my baptismal certificate, and my naturalization certificate obtained when I was about 10. The State Department employee looked at the last, and asked why I had that unnecessary document.

My sperm-donor was harassing his ex-wife, or soon to be so wife, by telling her I had to be naturalized. Erm, no. I didn’t qualify for Japanese citizenship: there are people of one Japanese parent who can’t get it. One woman in particular with a German father was even born in Japan—not on a military base—and can’t get Japanese citizenship!

My mother was Not Amused when I told her.

Miles wouldn’t have had that issue, if only because Betans were well-informed about citizenship issues in a Galactic community. My father was nothing like Aral, blast it.

------ Original Message ------
> From: "M. Haller Yamada via Lois-Bujold" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
> Sent: 12/5/2021 3:07:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [LMB] Citizenship? - Oaths and Arde
>> 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?
>> On Sunday, December 5, 2021, 04:45:01 PM GMT+9, Sharon Micenko <wembleyware at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>>>> On 5 Dec 2021, at 3:39 pm, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> 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.

If Miles has dual citizenship, and were it thought/encoded that that would be a conflict in his role as an Auditor, I believe Gregor would overrule to state that in this particular case, no such conflict existed.

A. Marina Fournier
saffronrose at me.com
Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être née
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