Citizen Terrorist

December 2010
Policy Review;Dec2010/Jan2011, Issue 164, p61
Academic Journal
The article discusses anti-American terrorists who are also American citizens. The problems which such cases present for national security are cited, as they would enjoy free passage in and out of the U.S., and the legal rights which U.S. law grants to all criminal suspects. An overview of the history of American citizenship is presented, focusing on political conflicts, ethnic conflicts, and changes in citizenship law. Issues related to dual citizenship and immigration are addressed, and the legal principles involved in denationalizing a traitor are discussed.


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