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More Dual Nationality


China is considering following in India’s footsteps by allowing dual nationality. As the South China Morning Post story (not online) says: “The Indian system, which permits some overseas Indians to keep their Indian citizenship while obtaining a foreign one, has proved attractive in luring home overseas Indian talent.” If this change were to take place, it would mean that virtually all immigrants to the United States would be eligible for some form of dual citizenship (see our examination of the issue here and here). At some point, Congress is going to have to address this issue, something it has studiously avoided since the longstanding prohibition against dual citizenship was effectively repealed by the Supreme Court in the 1960s.