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    Default WWII vet discovers hes not a U.S. citizen

    Ninety-five-year-old Leeland Davidson discovered recently that he's not a U.S. citizen, despite living nearly 100 years in the country and serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

    Davidson, from Centralia, Washington, told KOMO News that he discovered he wasn't a U.S. citizen when he was turned down for an enhanced driver's license he needed for a trip to Canada to visit relatives.

    "We always figured because he was born to U.S. parents he's automatically a U.S. citizen," said Davidson's daughter, Rose Schoolcroft.

    Davidson was born in British Columbia in 1916. He checked up on his citizenship before joining the Navy and was told by an inspector at the U.S. Department of Labor Immigration and Naturalization Service he had nothing to worry about. Now he worries that he won't be able to prove his citizenship, because his parents were born in Iowa before local governments started keeping records of birth certificates in 1880. "I want it squared away before I pass away," he says.

    Schoolcraft says they tried to dissuade him from pursuing the matter. Employees at the local passport office scared them, telling her father "If he pursued it, (he could) possibly be deported or at risk of losing Social Security."

    "We keep telling him, leave it alone, leave it alone, and he won't, like a dog with a bone," Schoolcraft told the Centralia Chronicle. But Davidson says: "I want to get it done before I die." He also still wants to visit his friends and family in Canada. Sen Patty Murray's office is helping him with his application.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...-a-u-s-citizen

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    Does citizenship really matter anymore, anyway?

    I think that is what the people around this guy are advising. Probably they are right too...with all the moral outrage when the topic comes to limiting "undocumented" workers and, heaven forbid, the mere mention of irregularities regarding the current POTUS background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck View Post
    Does citizenship really matter anymore, anyway?

    I think that is what the people around this guy are advising. Probably they are right too...with all the moral outrage when the topic comes to limiting "undocumented" workers and, heaven forbid, the mere mention of irregularities regarding the current POTUS background.
    Yes, yes it does.

    The limitation of undocumented workers is not moral. If someone considers it a moral issue, than they probably also don't think too much of the importance of citizenship, socially and economically.

 

 

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