3,500 Americans in Palestine Face Loss of U.S. Citizenship

Some 3,500 Americans residing in Palestine, most of whom are Jews, are believed to face loss of United States citizenship under the new provisions of the U.S. Nationality Act of 1940.

The law cancels the U.S. citizenship of (1) any naturalized citizen who resides for five years in a foreign country, (2) any naturalized citizen residing for three years in his native land, (3) any naturalized citizen residing for two years in his native land if that land gives citizenship after two years’ residence.

It is pointed out here that many Americans in Palestine who would desire to visit the U.S. in order to retain their citizenships find it impossible to do so at present because of wartime transportation difficulties.

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