On Jan 27, 6:21 pm, JAJ wrote:
> On 27 Jan 2007 11:57:28 -0800, "verivin" wrote:
> >In a previous post about this issue, some posters doubted that a
> >Canadian could ever be left truly "stateless". It depends on the provision of the 1947 Citizenship Act. People aged
> under 21 whose parents lost Canadian citizenship upon naturalisation
> in another country did *not* lose their Canadian citizenship if they
> possessed no other citizenship. (Section 20(1) of the 1946 Act).
> HOWEVER, the provisions now getting attention are those contained in
> sections 4(2) and 5(2) of the Act, where Canadians born outside Canada
> were subject to loss of citizenship at age 24. There was no
> "statelessness protection" in these cases.
> So a Canadian born outside Canada who had no other citizenship, or who
> lost another citizenship before age 24, could have been left stateless
> under these sections of the Act.
> The best online guide to the pre-1977 law is:http://www.cic.gc.ca/manuals-guides/english/cp/cp14e.pdf
> >This story makes that
> >claim, based on a woman having lost her U.S. citizenship at 21, then
> >being notified recently that she had, in fact, lost her Canadian
> >citizenship when she was 24. If not stateless, what country is she a
> >citizen of at the moment?
> In this particular instance I somehow doubt she ever lost her
> U.S. citizenship, even if she *thinks* she did.
It's interesting that, in the article, she does say that she "lost her
American nationality at age 21", but at the same time she says that
she moved to the US, with her family in 1959, when she was 23, and
returned to Canada in 1965.
If, as she says, she lost her American nationality at age 21, I wonder
how she was legally living at age 23.
She may believe that, she lost her US citizenship, but unless the US
government has told her specifically that this is the case, I do not
believe that she has, since most of hte laws that tried to prohiibit
dual citizenship were later nullified by the Afroyim v. Rusk case in