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Canadain wife?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by whitebread, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    whitebread

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    So today my wife became a Canadian citizen due to a new law. Dual citizen. That means that our children will be dual citizens as well. This is quite a shock to me.
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  2. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    How the fook does that just "happen"??
     
  4. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    I just find it strange that all of a sudden because of a new law, somebody's citizenship status can be changed.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    america does not recognize dual citizenship. she may be a dual citizen per canada... but the us will not recognize her as a canadian citizen if she is already an american cit.
     
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    when I became naturalized US (born in Canada) there was talk about renouncing Canada for my security clearance. I did not have to do this so I am still a Canadian citizen... but I am a naturalized US citizen and claim that. I'll never lose my Canadian Citizenship unless I renounce it (on my own accord of course).
     
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    what i am saying is that once you are a united states cit. you are one for ever aquiring a dual cit to another country means that that country will see you as a cit of there country and ours but america only recognizes you as a united states cit. trust me on this... its my job.
     
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    like del said, I won't renounce my Canadian citizenship, unless it's on my own accord. I have a greencard, which is good for 10 years, so if I change my mind, I can apply for citizenship in a couple three years....btw what's a Canadain wife???:D:D
     
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    oh, thanks.....learn something new everyday!!!:D:D
     
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    Not saying you don't, but what's this all about?

    http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/dual_citizenship.html

     
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    My link from the state department says otherwise. From the link:

    US Dual Citizenship: The U.S. government allows dual citizenship. United States law recognizes U.S. Dual Citizenship, but the U.S. government does not encourage it is as a matter of policy due to the problems that may arise from it. It is important to understand that a foreign citizen does NOT lose his or her citizenship when becoming a U.S. citizen. An individual that becomes a U.S. citizen through naturalization may keep his or her original citizenship. However, as some countries do not recognize dual citizenship, it is important to consider it carefully before applying for U.S. citizenship.

    Dual citizenship is a complex issue and it is important to understand that there are not only benefits but also obligations that comes with being a dual citizen. Being a citizen of two countries means that you need to obey the laws of both countries, which may include paying taxes and serving in the military. The "United States Dual Citizenship Guide" explains these issues in detail.
     
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    well then the training that i did is out dated. i when i was trained on the nationality law you were only allowed to be a us cit if you renounced your cit to a previous country. For example... a mex cit would have to renounce his cit to be a naturalized us cit but that was only for the purpose of becoming a united state cit but mex would still recognize him as a mex cit therefore having dual cit. but like i said previous what i was taught is now out dated i apologize
     
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    I saw this when I was checking my mail on yahoo.
     
  18. Apr 17, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    According to this link, it is still a law but the State Department doesn't enforce it.
    http://www.richw.org/dualcit/faq.html#noway
    So I could see why there might be confusion.
     
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