Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dual Citizen of the Day: Michelle Bachmann, Swiss/US Citizen


For details, see this story from Politico on coservative firebrand Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn), a dual Swiss/U.S. citizen.  Here is her response:

 “This is a non-story. I automatically became a dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland in 1978 when I married my husband, Marcus. Marcus is a dual American and Swiss citizen because he is the son of Swiss immigrants. As a family, we just recently updated our documents.

“I am proud of my husband, Marcus, the love of my life, and his Swiss heritage. Even though I have been a dual citizen since I was married in 1978, I have never exercised any rights of that citizenship. Rather, I have always pledged allegiance to our one nation under God, the United States of America. We live in the greatest nation humankind has ever known and I am proud to be an American.”

After issuing this response, Bachmann reportedly asked the Swiss government to renounce her Swiss citizenship.  The restrictionist Center for Immigration Studies has had a field day critizing Bachmann.


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