Repatriation of Certain Former American Citizens: Hearings Before the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, House of Representatives, Sixty-fifth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 3647, Permitting the Repatriation of Certain Former American Citizens. May 24 and 25, June 14 and 29, 1917

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1917 - 87 pagini
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Pagina 13 - That any American woman who marries a foreigner shall take the nationality of her husband. At the termination of the marital relation she may resume her American citizenship, if abroad, by registering as an American citizen within one year with a consul of the United States, or by returning to reside in the United States, or, if residing in the United States at the termination of the marital relation, by continuing to reside therein.
Pagina 10 - Whereas the right of 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; and whereas in the recognition of this principle this Government has freely received emigrants from all nations, and invested them with the rights of citizenship...
Pagina 13 - And provided also, That no American citizen shall be allowed to expatriate himself when this country is at war. SEC. 3i. That any American woman who marries a foreigner shall take the nationality of her husband.
Pagina 10 - ... with the rights of citizenship; and whereas it is claimed that such American citizens, with their descendants, are subjects of foreign states, owing allegiance to the governments thereof; and whereas it is necessary to the maintenance of public peace that this claim of foreign allegiance should be promptly and finally disavowed : Therefore any declaration, instruction, opinion, order, or decision of any officer of the United States which denies, restricts, impairs, or questions the right of expatriation,...
Pagina 18 - ... laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the Secretary of the Interior applying thereto, shall continue to be subject to such exploration, location, and entry notwithstanding the creation of this reservation...
Pagina 17 - It is an accepted maxim of international law that every sovereign nation has the power, as inherent in sovereignty, and essential to self -preservation, to forbid the entrance of foreigners within its dominions, or to admit them only in such cases and upon such conditions as it may see fit to prescribe.
Pagina 13 - ... years in the foreign state from which he came, or for five years in any other foreign state it shall be presumed that he has ceased to be an American citizen, and the place of his general abode shall be deemed his place of residence during said years : Provided...
Pagina 13 - That any American citizen shall be deemed to have expatriated himself when he has been naturalized in any foreign state in conformity with its laws, or when he has taken an oath of allegiance to any foreign state.
Pagina 68 - Further, I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion: So help me God.
Pagina 47 - If any alien who shall have secured a certificate of citizenship under the provisions of this act shall, within five years after the issuance of such certificate, return to the country of his nativity, or go to any other foreign country, and take permanent residence therein, it shall be considerd prima facie evidence of a lack of intention on the part of such alien to become a permanent citizen of the United States...

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