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Subject:  Re: IRS to put up new Iron Curtain? Date:  5/22/2012  6:38 PM
Author:  stevenjklein Number:  116170 of 128040

Seizing someone's US passport won't stop them from leaving the country if they have a passport from another country.

I know several families where one or both parents hold foreign citizenship, and many of them make a point to register their children as foreign nationals as well, so the kids have dual citizenship. One fellow I know is a citizen of the US, France, and Israel.

These friends of mine are all Jews, and they do it so they can escape, if the need arises.

(These folks aren't paranoid; like me, they believe the risk is very small. But the cost for that 2nd passport is also small, and the consequence of not having it can be very great indeed. Consider, for example, German Jews in the 1930s who had their German passports confiscated.)
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