AnonAnon posted this comment on the Consulate Report Directory thread, sharing their thoughts on how the US could clear up the problems of unwanted dual citizenship. It’s an important topic, one worthy of a thread of its own.
“One way the US could lessen the burden on its consulates and on those of us born in the US who no longer are or want to be US citizens would be to change the default option: Get rid of the whole CLN concept, and require all US expatriates who DO want to remain US citizens to maintain valid US passports while living abroad. That way they could track their citizens, report them to the IRS, and so on, without bothering and having to deal with the rest of us.
Whether they would still tax their citizens who live abroad is an entirely separate issue.
US citizens abroad who subsequently decided to give up their citizenship could simply return their US passports, along with proof of citizenship elsewhere.”