Letter of a Canadian businessman to his dual US/Canada citizen son on the occasion of his high school graduation renounceuscitizenship.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/let…
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) March 2, 2013
I just remembered a recent conversation with a U.S. based immigration attorney and thought I would post about it.
Last month I was talking to a U.S. based immigration lawyer. He confirmed that there was a huge increase in inquiries regarding expatriation. He told me that although he understood why people were renouncing (but like any homelander) he thought it was short sighted. Why? Interestingly he said that one consideration in the renunciation decision was that:
Once you cease to be a U.S. citizen you lose the ability to automatically pass on U.S. citizenship to your future children.
He was arguing that this was a reason to retain U.S. citizenship!
Family Planning For U.S. Citizens Abroad Who Can Pass U.S. Citizenship To Their Offspring:
Some U.S. citizens abroad are capable of passing U.S. citizenship to their offspring. Read the rules here.
Althought these decisions are based on your life circumstances, it may make sense to relinquish U.S. citizenship before having children so that your children are not born with the disabilty of U.S. citizenship. As the letter from the Canadian businessman to his U.S. citizen son implies, restrictions on U.S. citizenship abroad are simply to great.
Taxes are often a minor consideration for those renouncing US citizenship isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/02/22/blo… -It’s the life restrictions stupid!
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) February 26, 2013
Family Planning For Green Card Holders Resident in the U.S. Who Are Thinking Of Having Children:
Consider having them born outside the United States.
It’s funny that in Homelander school we are taught that the 14th amendment (Everyone born in the U.S. is a citizen) was used as part of ending slavery. We can now see that the 14th amendment is being used to create slavery! Also the U.S. defintion of equality is that: