CNN/Money has a borderline wacky happyfun report on dual citizenship. When one passport won't do: An estimated 40 million Americans are eligible for citizenship in another country. Any takers?
Here's a product of globalization that isn't as easy to spot: the dual citizen.
He's the guy on the plane who was born and raised in Akron but flashes his Indian passport at customs in Mumbai. She's the lucky college grad who gets a trip to Europe and an EU passport to boot. They are the retirees who relocate to Ireland to trace family histories and receive national health benefits...
Just how many of them are card-carrying (make that passport-carrying) dual citizens [wacky! --LW] is virtually impossible to estimate. But many immigration experts have a hunch the number is increasing...
Etc. etc. The bad news - what little of it that's given - is given at the end of the article. Before we get to the bad news, we learn that 40 million Americans, or about 14% of our population are eligible to have what amount to divided loyalties. And, we learn that those dual citizens don't have to inform the U.S. government that they're now citizens of another country as well.
This post discussed how dual citizenship is part of Mexico's plan to meddle in our internal politics.
Immigration2004 · Tue, 10/12/2004 - 17:27 · Importance: 1