The following post appeared on the RenounceUScitizenship blog.
Making Choice to Halt at Door of US Citizenship http://t.co/rdiolrkfqu – It's the identity stupid! But, mostly same tax rules apply.
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) August 26, 2013
The above tweet references an article published on August 25, 2013 at the New York Times. The article is popular and as of now has generated almost 600 comments. It’s a very interesting article because it dispels the myth that all Green Card holders want U.S. citizenship. The article highlights the fact that there are many Green Card holders who choose NOT to become U.S. citizens either because:
– they are indifferent to U.S. citizenship and don’t have a compelling reason to get it;
– they specifically do NOT want U.S. citizenship.
The article focused largely on the connection between citizenship and identity. Interestingly there is no mention of the FBAR fundraiser or other injustices to which immigrants have been subjected. It is full of interesting and instructive comments.