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Old 02-08-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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There are many countries that accept dual citizenship. Ours does as well. If you don't have dual citizenship, it can be difficult for you to understand something you don't know what it is like. I, thank God...feel very blessed to have dual citizenship. I love it!!! With all my heart!!!

Besides, it is very common in many countries to have that kind of environment where cultures "intertwine" at the border but I believe it is more common here because we have one of the most open borders for TRADE. I don't see the border closing for business. In fact, I believe it will be just the opposite.
I personally don't believe in dual citizenship but it is what it is. To me it just means split loyalties.

You misunderstood what I said. Just about every country has different cultures of peoples living in it including ours. That isn't the problem. The problem is when like at our southern border that Mexicans think they should be able to jump back and forth between our two countries without the necessary papers to do so.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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There are many countries that accept dual citizenship. Ours does as well. If you don't have dual citizenship, it can be difficult for you to understand something you don't know what it is like. I, thank God...feel very blessed to have dual citizenship. I love it!!! With all my heart!!!

Besides, it is very common in many countries to have that kind of environment where cultures "intertwine" at the border but I believe it is more common here because we have one of the most open borders for TRADE. I don't see the border closing for business. In fact, I believe it will be just the opposite.
The US does not accept dual citizenship.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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So it is penalizing her unborn/newborn by denying them citizenship? What about making the child a citizen of the mother's homeland or is that considered to be a penalty?

However, I have no problem with a newborn being made a citizen of our country if at least one parent is a citizen.

My thoughts when I read the title of this thread.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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I don't think this is the cause for destabilizing the border. Its all these other issues that we have been discussing all along that are the root of the problem...the drug and human trafficking. If they have money, no border is going to stop them because they can buy their way in legally. Citizenship has nothing to do with it.

Getting back on topic, there is nothing we can really do about this individual case. It is out of our hands. Does her child deserve citizenship? The answer is YES. Why? Because the father is a U.S. citizen and BY LAW, if you are a U.S. citizen...even if your child is born outside the U.S., you can file for citizenship for your children.
I think it does. All these dual citizens in the border region seem to have money as their first love. They do nothing for their other country, there is a saying "their hearts are in Mexico but their stomachs are in the USA" that seems to apply to very many.

Dual citizens don't want to pay taxes to their two countries. They want dual citizenship for what they can take from two countries. They aren't about building the infrastructure in their heart's homeland, they will move to the USA in a heartbeat because of their materialism and love of American money. But - if anything changes and there's a profit to be made back home, they'll dust off their Mexican citizenship papers in a split second so they can cash in on it.

I think it was much better when someone turned 18 and had to make a decision where their loyalties laid. Yes it was heart-wrenching - American dollars or true love of patria. Most seemed to go with the dollars but some would decide that some things like love of country were more important than money and the easy life of the USA.
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