The latest iteration of the bill, known as the enemy expatriation act, similarly augments the power of the federal government, allowing it to strip a suspect of his american citizenship based on. Expunging statelessness from terrorist expatriation statutes. An act concerning the rights of american citizens in foreign states. There shall be included in the report made to congress pursuant to section 6 of the trading with the enemy act, as amended this section, a statement of 1 the names and nationalities of persons who have filed notice of claim for the return of any property or interest under. Section 349 of the immigration and nationality act 8 u. Expatriation act of 1907 and its successors, one important question must be. Alleged terrorists are designated as enemy combatants for purposes of taking them out of the civilian justice system. Act of expatriation, domicile declaration and allegiance. So special is this relationship that the united states has quietly been trying to pass reciprocity laws that would enable the british to kill american citizens by drone.
The expatriation act of 1868 made official the congressional view that every individual on earth has the absolute right to expatriate remove himself from one government to another if he so desires. To add engaging in or supporting hostilities against the united states to the list of acts for which united states nationals would lose their nationality. The expatriation act of 1868 was an act of the 40th united states congress regarding the right to renounce ones citizenship. That this act amending this section may be cited as the expatriation act of 1954. The enemy expatriation act a statement from anonymous.
It effectively functioned as congressional endorsement of the various ad hoc rulings on loss of united states nationality that had been. Enemy expatriation acts continued 2 p a g e official title. Upon marriage, regardless of where the couple resided, the womans legal identity morphed. The expatriation act of 1907 59th congress, 2nd session, chapter 2534, enacted march 2, 1907 was an act of the 59th united states congress concerning retention and relinquishment of united states nationality by married women and americans residing abroad. If the enemy expatriation act passes in its current form, the legislation will let the government strike away citizenship for anyone engaged in hostilities, or supporting hostilities, against the united states. This act was in response to obamas assassination of a u. Claims of naturalized citizens as affected by expatriation. Government to take away citizenship of anybody that is considered a hostile enemy or supporting hostility towards the u. Theyll just declare american suspects to be expatriated noncitizens before they stick the black bags over their. Congress is now considering, that will allow the u. Government, is similar to the nazi factions nuremberg laws where adolf hitler took. Citizenship of the united states, expatriation, and. The enemy expatriation act is yet another treasonous bill similar to the national defense authorization act that was signed into law by president obama on new years eve. An act concerning the rights of amnerican citizens in foreign.
An act in reference to the expatriation of citizens and. Government, is similar to the nazi factions nuremberg laws where adolf hitler took away germans. When senator lieberman reintroduced his measure in 2011, the title was changed from terrorist expatriation act to enemy expatriation act. Government could strip citizenship from americans under.
Enemy expatriation act amends the immigration and nationality act to include engaging in or purposefully and materially supporting hostilities against the. Citizenship of the united states, expatriation, and protection abroad. Expatriating terrorists fordham law school fordham. The enemy expatriation act, or how to kill an american. Enemy expatriation act could strip americans of citizenship. For disposition of sections of the former appendix to this title, see table ii, set out preceding section 1 of this title. The trading with the enemy act was expressly excepted from the operation and effect of joint res. The purpose of the bill is to add engaging in or supporting hostilities against the united states to the list of acts for which. Congressmandent, comments on enemy expatriation act h. Whereas the right of expatriation is a natural and inherent right of rights of all people, indispensable to the enjoyment of the rights of life, liberty, and american zons in foreign. Inside the cult of truth bridgette, jon, lee and jimmy brainet psychosis today at 1. An act concerning the rights of amnerican citizens in foreign july 27, 1868.
Will americans be stripped of citizenship based on accusation. Whereas the right of expatriation is a natural and inherent right of rights. Section 802 is the new definition of domestic terrorism, and the definition is any action that endangers human life that is a violation of any. Letter from the secretary of state, submitting report by united states. Women in america now have equal nationality and citizenship rights with men. Defines hostilities as any conflict subject to the laws of war. Survey of the law of expatriation the party claiming that a person has lost his u. Trading with the enemy act of 1917 title 50 war and. Loss of american nationalitythe development of statutory. If the enemy expatriation act passes in its current form, the legislation will let the government strike away citizenship for anyone engaged in hostilities, or.
At the end of the first act, the problem has not yet been fully presented. The enemy expatriation act, or how to kill an american on vacation the united kingdom and the united states have a special relationship. Congress mandated that any american woman who marries. The enemy expatriation act, as the bills are known, augments the power of the federal government by allowing it to strip a suspect of his american citizenship based on nothing more than a. The law itself is rather brief, but in just a few words it warrants the us government to strip nationality status from anyone they. Congress passed the expatriation act of 1868 one day prior to the pronouncement of the ratification of the 14th amendment. To print a hard copy, press the right button of your. The enemy expatriation act aimed to remove the rights protected by u. Trading with the enemy lii legal information institute. The existence of this incipient act of congress is further proof of coordinated, conscious conspiracy against the guaranteed property interests of the petitioners. The american public have the right to know about a bill that could revoke their united states citizenship, and the continuing media blackout poses a serious threat to. Survey of the law of expatriation 57 expatriation is a natural and inherent right of all people, indispensable to the enjoyment of the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
This act may be cited as the enemy expatriation act. Authorization act of 2012, has been moving through the committee process in both houses of congress. Statement opposing the terrorist expatriation act 2 statement opposing the terrorist expatriation act on may 6, 2010, senators joseph lieberman ict and scott brown rma introduced s. Section 501 expatriation of terrorists expands the definition of enemy combatant to all american citizens who may have violated any provision of section 802 of the first patriot act.
Enemy expatriation act amends the immigration and nationality act to include engaging in or purposefully and materially supporting hostilities against the united states to the list of acts for which u. An act conceming the rights of american citizens in foreign july 27, 1868. The enemy expatriation act is a short, yet dangerous bill. An act of march 2, 1907, also known as the expatriation act, changed.
Act of september 22, 1922 repealed the 1907 act and prohibited expatriation of a u. The enemy expatriation act has been introduced in the house, and again, the media refuses to cover it. It states that the right of expatriation is a natural and inherent right of all people and that any declaration, instruction, opinion, order, or decision of any officers of this government which restricts, impairs, or questions the right of expatriation, is hereby. On the heels of the national defense authorization act ndaa, otherwise known as the indefinite detention act, comes another draconian bill designed to give the federal government the power to turn american citizens into enemies of the state for virtually any reason it deems necessary.
An act in reference to the expatriation of citizens and their protection abroad, 1907 source. Introduction concerns over national security and terrorism are escalating as the united states and the united kingdom, as well as other nations, face the growing threat. Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the united. Act of expatriation, domicile declaration and allegiance whereas anna m. Another bill to turn american citizens into enemies of the state. It will be only a short time before he will be declared an enemy of the people. The claim of any naturalized american citizen under the provisions of this act sections 1 to 6, 7 to 39, and 41 to 44 of this appendix shall not be denied on the ground of any presumption of expatriation which has arisen against him, under the second sentence of section 2 of the act entitled an act in reference to the. Stockmann thinks that he is going to be honored as a hero and feels good that he served his town and fellow citizens well. Expatriation, expatriates, and expats oxford academic journals. The bill would allow the united states government to strip us citizens of their citizenship if they participate in terrorism, defined as providing material support or.1020 783 1551 1639 753 1365 1088 1235 391 793 1230 673 1556 1592 1084 1558 1621 246 1166 175 256 1243 1440 1598 989 359 1341 6 677 77 543 657 1132