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Re: [OM] OT: American Refugees in Canada

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: American Refugees in Canada
From: Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:57:50 -0700
> From: Christopher Crawford <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> ,,, natural-born citizens
> cannot have their citizenship revoked by the government, but naturalized
> citizens can in some cases if they commit certain crimes.

I’m pretty sure that only applies if you hold some other citizenship.

The US is part of an international treaty that says you cannot make a person 
stateless.

For a while, Harper installed “second class citizens” in Canada. It only 
applied to people who were duals. Thankfully, the new government has reversed 
that.

In practical circumstances, all it means is that if you are threatened with 
revocation of citizenship, you must revoke your other citizenship first.

But one need look no further than Omar Kader to see that governments are less 
interested in coming to the aid of their citizens if they are brown, poor, and 
accused (but not actually tried) of some heinous crime. Thankfully, Canada paid 
him several million in compensation for the years he spent at Guantanamo, 
without Canada making the slightest attempt to get him out.

Citizenship is an increasingly dicey proposition. I think it’s best to have 
more than one, if you can manage it.

:::: Jan Steinman, EcoReality Co-op ::::

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