Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Law Once Stripped Women of Their US Citizenship for Marrying Noncitizens

National Public Radio has a story reminding us that from 1907 (with the enactment of the Expatriation Act) until the 1940s, US citizen women who married noncitizens were stripped of their American citizenship. (They could regain their citizenship again by naturalizing, but only if their husbands naturalized). Not surprisingly, similar requirements did not apply to U.S. citizen men.


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