When did the us stop honoring dual citizenship?
US has not stopped dual citizenship. It was banned in the 19th century, however, due to changes in law, it was again revised in the 20th century. It is only allowed at considering certain circumstances. America considers many factors before issuing it to the individual irrespective of the country born. Individual's citizenship is based upon the parent's origin country. Suppose a child is born outside US, parents are US citizens, then the child will be given dual citizenship one from the country born and US citizenship based upon parents. Naturalization is also common nowadays for getting dual citizenship.
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Answer #1 No. The Constitution contains the term "natural born" for a US president. This term was used to prevent anyone with the possibility of having a foreign allegiance… from becoming commander-in-chief of US forces, for obvious reasons (super fifth column, anyone?) A person with dual citizenship owes allegiance to both the US and the foreign government. They are required to obey the laws of both countries, which of course for a sitting US President would be disastrous to the US nation. The term "natural born" is used to mean a singular allegiance to one and only one nation. Dual citizenship contradicts this. (Note that it is unique that the US president is also the commander-in-chief, which entrusts the office of president with great power, so a concern of allegiance was on the minds of the framers of the Constitution. Senators and Representatives can be naturalized; the President cannot, because of the Commander-In-Chief power.) All NATURALIZED citizens have to take an oath of ALLEGIANCE, to confirm they only have allegiance to the US and no other country. But this is not enough to fully repudiate possible allegiances to other countries. So "allegiance" is the key here -- at the time of the writing of the US Constitution, "natural born" was a term carefully chosen to define that allegiance - it means having a singular allegiance that derives from one's having been born of the soil of the nation - in this case, the US nation. This results in a kind of "super-allegiance". That is what the framers meant, and Constitutional lawyers have always recognized this to be the meaning. So according to the Constitution, which explicitly and unambiguously uses with the term "natural born" when referring to qualifications for someone to be the US president, no, a US president cannot have dual citizenship. They must have that singular allegiance that can only be derived from having been born of US soil - "born here". ____________ Answer #2 Yes. But they shouldn't.. The Constitution does not say anything to that effect, but I agree that a US president shouldn't, because he would owe allegiance to two countries. Would it not be a conflict of interests?. ____________. Answer #3 Yes. And why not?. In response to the above response and rhetorical question, I would suggest that in some circumstances, a person with dual citizenship might actually be a more effective president of the United States. John McCain, by the way, was born in the Panama Canal Zone. Many Americans, myself included, were born and educated in the United States, but also have additional education, travel, and work experience abroad. As a global citizen with a broad perspective on the world, I would consider myself and many of my ex-pat and dual citizen colleagues far more competent to run for president than some of our current candidates. The conflicts of interest that an elected official must avoid regarding seats on boards of directors, and affiliations with multi-national corporations, for instance, would be no different from the potential conflict of interest that might need to be addressed by a presidential candidate with dual citizenship. Certainly, there might be potential conflict of interest if the candidate were a citizen in a country that was at war with the United States, but the possibilities for greater reconcilliation and global peace and economic stability might actually be improved through the expanded depth and perspective of those who are multi-lingual, multi-experienced, and internationally educated. Citizenship, today, means much more than the owing of allegiance to a country. Simply because I might have allegiance to the United States, it would not mean that I could not support and even defend a nation with similar principles and objectives. A president, however, when he or she takes an oath of office, does so with full intent to uphold the office itself for the good of the country to which that office belongs.
He must serve.
Yes. Millions of American Citizens do.
I am a dual citizen. One is the USA. The other was obtained by living in a Latin American country for 5 years. The US recognizes the fact that many people have dual citizenshi…ps, but they always expect that you will put the US first. The other countries do as well. Its a political game. Voting and taxes. Just remember wherever you are a citizen there are tax considerations you need to think about ahead of time. "I didn't know", is never an excuse. For example all US citizens are taxed on their income worldwide. Yes its true. You can confirm by going to IRS.GOV and entering a few key words in the search block. Good luck.
Not unless you renounce your Canadian citizenship voluntarily.
The US recognizes dual citizenship.
No, the government of the Philippines does not allow dual citizenship.
Nobody, you renounce all allegiences not only to other countries, but other forms of allegience. This is done when you take US citizenship oath. Of course, by default you wou…ld retain other country's passport from another sovereign nation-just that US government officially only recognizes you as a US citizen.
India does not allow dual citizenship. But you can apply and get a passport-like booklet, at the nearest embassy and consulate general, that will allow you to travel to India …visa-free.
Sure. Why not? But you would have to set up residency in each country part of the year and then I would guess that, according to the laws of the UK, you would have to learn ab…out that country and then apply for citizenship. Another way would be if one parent was a English Citizen and the other a Citizen of the USA - dual citizenship.
Yes by birth you automatically are a Indian citizen. Through naturalization process you can get US citizenship as well.
You can apply for dual citizenship to the USA and almost any other country. Many more people than you might think hold dual citizenship. But the road to dual citizenship, with… only a few exceptions, is long, twisting and full of "gotchas".
To become an American citizen, you must renounce your previous citizenship. So, judging by that, I'd say no.