Posted on January 7, 2012 by Petros Posted in Issues regarding US persons abroad 3 Comments Here is your chance to comment on any subject you want, related hopefully to the concerns of the Isaac Brock Society. 🙂 Picard draws the line: Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
I saw this at one forum:
Someone apparently used my Hotel California analogy.
In any case, here is the song:
or the unplugged version (my favorite):
Had this discussion with Schubert at Expat:
Originally Posted by Schubert
Just thought I’d drop a note about a concern of mine. I think we are moving in the right direction with the principle of “Dominant and effective” nationality for duals. I think that makes a great deal of sense and it makes me hopeful for my Frenchlings who will be starting their working lives in just a few years.
However, please don’t forget those of us who are not duals. For a wide variety of reasons many of us are not citizens of our host countries. Perhaps that was a foolish decision on our part but I know that for many years I had the words of the US Embassy in Paris here in my head warning me that I could lose my US citizenship if I naturalized in my country of residence.
When I go into Paris these days and meet with my US citizen friends I find that there still is enormous ignorance about the duties and responsibilities of Americans abroad. Outreach (clear information “pushed” to American abroad) and an amnesty for those who are in a bad situation and are living in fear today is the MINIMUM I would ask for. Once that information is available in a clear and understandable way, Americans abroad can make a decision: stay a US citizen, become a dual, or renounce.