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Should citizenship not depend on birthplace?

arobatino (46791) writes | more than 2 years ago

Editorial 1

arobatino (46791) writes "An op-ed in the New York Times says regarding citizenship laws:

"The problem is more fundamental: the age-old, irrational linkage between citizenship and birthplace.""

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Citizenship (1)

SteveWP (1845840) | more than 2 years ago | (#40050429)

My opinion on this subject is that your location of birth should have no bearing on your citizenship, what should matter is the citizenship of the parents. In order for country X citizenship to be passed on to there children Both parents must have the citizenship of country X at the time of the child's birth. If either parent is not a citizen of country X at the birth of a child that child is not a citizen of country X.
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