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The United States is the richest country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) by financial assets per capita and first in the world by wealth per adult among the countries evaluated. The US has the most billionaires of any country, more than the entire continent of Europe, much less Africa or South America. The reason to ...


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I think the best is for you to dive into the following two podcasts (both have a transcript) of Chris Hayes interviewing Dale Ho, one of the attorneys who filed the lawsuit (and won) against the Trump administration: Uncovering the Trump scheme to rig the census with Dale Ho Discussing the census decision with Dale Ho For what reason do Trump and the ...


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The ability to return to your country is considered a human right, Article 13(2) of the declaration of human rights and also Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. But cases of quarantine are one of the emergencies where freedom of movement may be restricted. So nations must eventually let their citizens enter, but they can ...


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How is it that Ted Cruz can run for the U.S. presidency seeing as he was born in Calgary? The US Constitution just requires that the President be a "natural-born citizen". It doesn't say anything about the place of birth. Although the term "natural-born citizen" was never officially defined, the current legal consensus is summarized by a Congressional ...


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Could a US citizen born through "birth tourism" become President? Yes in principle, with some provisions: Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution imposes only three eligibility requirements on persons serving as president, based on the officeholder’s age, time of residency in the U.S., and citizenship status: "No person except a ...


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I think you have answered your own question (emphasis mine): Sophia made global headlines when she was granted Saudi citizenship, making the kingdom the first country in the world to offer its citizenship to a robot. Headlines? Check. Sounds cool? Check. No risk of actual damage? Check. Does not offend anybody? Check. Free publicity for an event inside ...


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There are several main differences between passports from, say, Ukraine, and Dominica: Dominica's Economic Citizenship Plan didn't just sell regular passports - it sold diplomatic passports. Diplomatic passports are generally treated with more deference (and may, thought they don't always do, go as far as provide the holder with diplomatic immunity. The ...


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No. The benefit is issued as a tax credit by amending the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. It applies to all US taxpayers subject to the definition of "Eligible Individual" in the CARES Act, which is as follows: “(d) Eligible Individual.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘eligible individual’ means any individual other than— “(1) any ...


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As far as I can tell, they don't; they issue various types of permit to allow travel, but they are careful not to officially call those permits "visas". In this way they maintain the political position of "one China", while practically controlling unwanted movement of people. While needing a permit to travel within a country is virtually unheard of in the ...


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No, the Fourteenth Amendment does not bestow citizenship by birth in the USA, because an embassy is not part of the USA. As the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 8 notes, US embassies are not part of the United States and do not acquire U.S. citizenship under the 14th Amendment. 8 FAM 301.1-3 NOT INCLUDED IN THE MEANING OF "IN THE ...


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The current president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, is a dual Somali-US citizen.


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To serve as president, one must: Be a natural-born citizen of the U.S. Be at least 35 years old Have been a resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years Provided they've lived in the US long enough and are old enough, there's nothing that would prevent a "birth tourist" baby from being elected president. But that raises another, fourth qualification to serve ...


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Andrej Babiš, the winner of the 2017 election in Czechia holds dual Czech and Slovak citizenship. He became the Prime Minister and Head of Government, after coalition negotiations in December 2017.


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Introduction Thomas Hofeller, a Republican strategist developed a "computerized mapping system" for state redistricting. To use that system in every state required knowing citizenship. The citizenship question was proposed for the 2020 census to collect that information. While this might cause an undercount affecting apportionment, that was never ...


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A quick search through scholarly literature (limited to articles not behind a paywall) turned up a few reasons: Some states are insular, meaning they do not encourage either the gain or loss of citizenship. Basically, the state controls citizenship decisions without input from the citizen. Some states enjoin the ethnic and legal aspects of citizenship. ...


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The citizenship of the Latvians living abroad would be the same as Latvians at home. Their Latvian citizenship would continue to be recognised by EU, NATO and allied countries, but not by Russia and her allies. An annexation would not be recognised by members of the EU. Latvia is a member of NATO and if it were invaded by Russia, it could call upon its NATO ...


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No Absolutely nothing would have happened to his candidacy on any official basis. He didn't do it because it was legally required. He did it because it looked bad for him to have a dual citizenship. I.e. he did it purely for political reasons. Note that there has never been a foreign born President of the United States (arguably excepting those ...


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Palmyra Atoll is an incorporated territory of the U.S. (it's currently the only incorporated territory), and therefore (unlike other U.S. territories) all of the Constitution applies to it, and people born there are automatically U.S. citizens under the 14th amendment. Given that Palmyra Atoll has no permanent population and access is limited, this issue is ...


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Maybe. It depends on the wording of the annexation treaty. Such a treaty would need to be written with explicit wording regarding the establishment of citizenship and eligibility of for holding the office of President of the United States of residents of the annexed territory. If the treaty writers decide to stick with tradition, who knows. For territories ...


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Salome Zurabishvili, recently elected President of Georgia, is a dual French-Georgian citizen. She had a long professionnal career working as a diplomat for France, including acting as the Ambassador of France to Georgia in 2003-2004.


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Yes, you can vote in both German and American elections. Both Germany and USA have no restrictions that prohibit dual nationals from voting in another country. Evidence for the United States: As it now stands, the United States is among the most, if not the most, permissive country allowing dual citizenship in the world. It has no regulation whatsoever of ...


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Because while the United States federal government does not declare a de jure official language, English is de facto the standard language, as all laws and regulations are published in at least English. Further, virtually everyone in the US speaks English and many don't speak any other languages. For example, I have three years of Spanish, but I can't ...


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A baby was in fact born at Palmyra Island shortly after World War II, when his father was doing ionosperic work there for the Central Radio Propagation Laboratory of the National Bureau of Standards. At that time Palmyra Island was legally an ordinary part of the U.S. Territory of Hawaii. That baby, Leo Watts Honea, Jr. is now an engineer living in a ...


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Saad Hariri, the current/former/it's complicated prime minister of Lebanon, is also a Saudi citizen. He's not a head of state, but a head of government.


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People are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States when they are diplomatic personnel with diplomatic immunity. Invading military forces were another exception. This provision has been interpreted to allow someone to voluntarily renounce their citizenship (i.e. you start out with citizenship if you are born in the United States or naturalized ...


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Your question has multiple parts. This answer does not attempt to determine the motivations of any of the relevant parties, but rather only to address the history of the census question as it pertains to this inquiry: Why hasn't this question been on previous censuses? The first page of the syllabus of the recent Supreme Court decision in Department of ...


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From Wikipedia - Ted Cruz: Several lawsuits and ballot challenges asserting that Cruz is ineligible to become U.S. president have been filed. No lawsuit or challenge has been successful, and in February 2016, the Illinois Board of Elections ruled in Cruz's favor, stating, "The candidate is a natural born citizen by virtue of being born in Canada to his ...


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There are a few places where Schwarzenegger could be kept from the office of VP (which he is definitely ineligible for). The most likely place, of course, is the "accepting the VP slot" stage of the process. Schwarzenegger knows he's ineligible, and there's not much reason to think he'd try to run anyway. The second place is disqualification from state ...


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Actually, many countries in Europe, including the most wealthy such as Germany and poor like Ukraine give citizenship for investment. I think it is a good thing because it encourages the government to make the place attractive for foreigners: build better infrastructure, reduce crime, basically make a paradise from the place. The negative side may be that ...


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To expand on the answer by James K, the recognition of other states is mostly a bilateral issue between states, and governed as much by realpolitik as by principle. There may be a point where the non-recognition of realities becomes pointless, but states can still try. Recognition of citizenship follows the recognition of states. When Germany invaded ...


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