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2009 April 19 – Dvorak

Phred Dvorak
Canada issues a wake-up call: you may be a citizen
Wall Street Journal (19 Apr 2009)


“Amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act automatically restores Canadian nationality to many people forced to renounce it when they became citizens of another country [and] also grants citizenship to their children.”


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19 April 2009 at 6:00 am

2009 April # – Green

Nancy L. Green
Expatriation, expatriates, and expats: the American transformation of a concept
American Historical Review 114:2 (April 2009) 307-328


Much documentation is provided through 66 footnotes for this essay on the place of expatriation in United States history. Green distinguishes four periods: (1) Migrants to America participating in the building of a new country — Declaration of Independence (2) Newcomers reassured that their status in the United States would stand against claims from countries of birth — Expatriation Act of 1868 (3) Departers from the United States subject to loss of citizenship — Expatriation Act of 1907 (4) Voluntary intent of an individual as determinative — 1967 Afroyim v. Rusk U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Green concludes: “Late-twentieth-century ideas about expatriation [make] it more and more difficult to dissolve the ties of citizenship, not to mention the taxes, that bind. … The language of intent assumes perpetual belonging unless there is proof otherwise.”

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1 April 2009 at 6:00 am

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