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Old March 21 2013, 02:04 AM   #33
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Re: What ethnicity are you?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
^ I see. So even if I had been born in Germany at that time, I would still be exclusively a US citizen today?
Yup, pretty much. There have always been exceptions but generally, our citizenship laws are designed to prevent dual citizenship to occur. They were also based on descendance rather than place of birth. Nowadays, people born here to parents who've lived here legally for a while do get dual citizenship but they have to decide which one to keep eventually.

The UK and US laws are much better in that regard.
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