Not quite sure of the accuracy of this report, since it comes second-hand in what appears to be a letter to the editor, but this woman seems to be saying that a Swiss man she knows — an “accidental American” — went into the OVDI and then had his U.S. passport confiscated for some reason. From The Record–Searchlight of Redding, California:
We have Swiss friends, a couple, who lived in the United States in 1966 and 1967. He was a young engineer working here to get some experience in his field. While here, they had a baby boy who then of course was a U.S. citizen … He was recently informed that he now must start paying taxes and filing tax returns to the United States. Not knowing the U.S. tax code, he asked for help from the U.S. Embassy and was told that he needs to hire a lawyer for help. I imagine it has to be an American lawyer or one who understands the tax laws here. There will be cost to this service he has to pay. I assume the Internal Revenue Service wants to know about his “secret Swiss bank accounts”? Also, he has to produce bank information for the last six years. His U.S. passport was taken away.
I am thinking that people should be weary of “dropping babies on the U.S. soil” if they do not plan on staying here permanently.
Not sure what this means — perhaps he renounced, or perhaps someone in the bureaucracy nabbed his passport ultra vires. But whether or not she’s got some of the details about her friend’s son’s story muddled, her closing warning is a sound one. Good to see that at least one Homelander gets it. Sadly, many people in the comments section clearly don’t want to listen.