Dimitri Vassilaros, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, has an article about dual citizenship,[ Part-Time Patriots, ] pegged to Alanis Morrisette`s taking the Oath Of Allegiance as an American citizen. She has reassured her Canadian fans that she wasn`t, like, loyal to the US, but was retaining dual-citizenship, like Salma Hayek. The article quotes Peter Brimelow and Ed Rubenstein. For the story of Brimelow`s own swearing-in, go here.
Okay, okay, I know it sounds too good to be true. But the question of dual citizenship really was hotly discussed in a crowd of my fellow Americans-to-be as we all waited patiently for the judge to arrive and administer the Oath of Allegiance one summer day back in 1994. The woman behind me reflected the consensus. "Of course!" she forcefully declared to general approval, in the event of another military draft she would send her children back to the Caribbean — which she could do precisely because they all were retaining their original citizenship. While waiting to "swear allegiance"! With court officers all around!