In recent years, many cases have involved the question whether an American citizen has expatriated himself by his actions. Expatriation in the United States is now covered by statute, but the courts, in construing these statutes, have faced a recurrent problem as to what intent on the part of the citizen is required to effect expatriation. To interpret the present doctrine, it is necessary to examine the history of expatriation, the statutes, and the various situations in which the question of intent has arisen.
Willis B. Snell S. Ed.,
CITIZENSHIP-INTENT REQUIRED FOR EXPATRIATION,
Mich. L. Rev.
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