Renouncing U.S. citizenship is just one way of relinquishing U.S. citizenship http://t.co/llRb9OFth5
— Citizenship Lawyer (@ExpatriationLaw) March 23, 2014
Many people are confused about the difference between renouncing U.S. citizenship and relinquishing U.S. citizenship. To put it simply:
There is ONLY “relinquishment” of U.S. citizenship. “Renouncing U.S. citizenship” is just one way of relinquishing. This is described in S. 349 of the INA.
I refer you to an interesting post at the Isaac Brock Society. For those having trouble understanding the different ways one can “relinquish”, I recommend this post and (more importantly) the comments.