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Conditional Citizenship: Redefining Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

BY LINET SUAREZ- The Canadian Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration recently passed a controversial new law that is challenging conventional notions of citizenship. The new law was first introduced in February 2014 as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act.[1] The new law modifies residency requirements, increases fees for applications for citizenship, and expands the age range […]

Questioning Citizenship for Tax Purposes

BY ALEX GIL — There are many situations where a foreign person can be treated as a citizen of the United States for tax purposes without ever becoming a citizen of the United States. For the unwary American visitor that extends their stay for a longer period of time the consequences can be daunting. The […]