Between 1907 and 1922, American-born women who married non-citizens automatically lost American citizenship. In 1917, hundreds of American women who had married German men were forced to register with the government as ‘enemy aliens’.
American volunteers fighting in other nations armed forces in WW2 lost their citizenship and changed their nationality to Canadian. Congress eventually passed a blanket pardon in 1944.
Back in the Reagan era (1987), Joel Slater became so angry at U.S. policies, that he decided to renounce his American citizenship. But, he didn’t acquire citizenship of another country first, so he made himself stateless.
When he renounced his citizenship he was in Australia, and he wrongly assumed that he would be able to stay there. But, Australia promptly deported him to the U.S. Then, he managed to make it into Canada and Mexico without a passport, but eventually he was shipped back to the States. Also, he couldn’t legally work without a social security number. So he became homeless, surviving on “odd jobs and the generosity of strangers.”
Finally, in 1993, after much begging and pleading, he was able to regain his U.S. citizenship.
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, a native of Brazil, renounced his US citizenship to avoid paying $700 million in taxes
Between 2004-2006, more than 500 Indian workers were lured into working for shipyards in America with the promise of American citizenship. The company sent them into a labor camp, held their passports, extorted them with lies about various fees, and threatened them with legal and physical harm.
Americans can’t pass their own citizenship test. An impressive 91% of immigrants who seek to take an American citizenship test pass it. A sampling of Miami residents — all of whom were naturalized American citizens — didn’t do as well. Only 1 in 15 passed.
The U.S. is the world’s only industrialized nation that taxes citizens who live overseas, even if their income is generated in a foreign country and they never return to America.