Monthly Archives: August 2015

INA S. 301 – "Residence" vs. "Physical Presence" and transmission of US citizenship abroad

The post raises two questions:

  1. Is a child born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) automatically a U.S. citizen? What are the conditions required to transmit U.S. citizenship? Who bears the burden of proving that those conditions have been met?
  2. Assuming that the child either acquires or is eligible for U.S. citizenship, should the parent register the birth at a U.S. Consulate or embassy?

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Relinquish or renounce U.S. citizenship – The course


U.S. Citizenship – Where taxation and citizenship intersect

“Relinquish or renounce U.S. citizenship – The Course”
What: Relinquish or Renounce U.S. Citizenship – The Course
Who: John Richardson – Toronto Lawyer – Specializing in “solving the problems of U.S. citizenship” and the relinquishment of U.S. citizenship
Toronto, Canada – Saturday October 1/16 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Toronto Downtown – Exact address TBA
Cost: $500 per attendee plus taxes
Enrollment limited to 10 participants!
Why would you participate in this seminar?
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Aug. 4,5/15 – #CdnFATCATrial – "Tweet by Tweet" account of the live courtroom proceeding

The role of social media

Yes, the Library of Congress archives Tweets.

An element of our mission at the Library of Congress is to collect the story of America and to acquire collections that will have research value. So when the Library had the opportunity to acquire an archive from the popular social media service Twitter, we decided this was a collection that should be here. …
Twitter is a new kind of collection for the Library of Congress but an important one to its mission. As society turns to social media as a primary method of communication and creative expression, social media is supplementing, and in some cases supplanting, letters, journals, serial publications and other sources routinely collected by research libraries.

The FATCA Canada lawsuit – A Twitter Report
On August 4 and 5, 2015 the first lawsuit against a Government for signing a FATCA IGA with the United States. The defendant was the Government of Canada. The tragedy is that Canada was the country that had the best chance to be the “FATCA Terminator”. Instead Canada became a “FATCA Enabler”. Those who were live observers of the trial “tweeted” their thoughts to those who could not attend. The live tweets appeared as comments at the Isaac Brock Society. The comments were then made into individual tweets.
Here are the tweets describing this historical event.

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