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UNITED STATES: Dual citizenship

Several WAISers involved in dual citizenship problems say US officials have been very understanding. Miles Seeley, who spent years in Morocco with the CIA reports: "My son was born in Tangier and had dual US/Moroccan citizenship. Upon return to the US we had to go through a complicated procedure called, I think, citizenship for offspring born abroad of US citizens.The Moroccans first said he would be a Moroccan citizen until, at age 18, he could renounce it (before being drafted into the Moroccan Army). It was really a non-issue except in the strictest legal sense, and the INS assured us my son would be considered a native-born American. I imagine there are similar instances throughout the world. [There are. RH].

Ronald Hilton - 1/26/02