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Here's a question from the other side of the fence. I hope you can help answer it: I am Canadian. My son was born 20 years ago, in Canada. His biological father is a US citizen, to whom I was never married. We never lived together, we only dated. Recently, my son't bio-dad informed me that according to his US tax lawyer, my son is AUTOMATICALLY a US citizen, and is in default of several laws as a result. To whit: Failure to register for the Draft on his 18th birthday, failure to register investments over $10,000 with the US tax revenue agency and failure to file US tax returns for the last several years. Naturally I was horrified by this, but I am also highly sceptical. I cannot fathom that the US arbitrarily imposes citizenship on people who have not actively sought it. All the information I've found on the internet assumes the child in question is under 18, and that his/her parents actually want to obtain US citizenship for the child. In our case, neither condition applies; he is already an adult, and he does not want US citizenship, even a dual citizenship. So, the question is: IS MY SON A US CITIZEN, EVEN THOUGH HE HAS NO DESIRE TO BECOME ONE, AND EVEN THOUGH HE HAS NOT APPLIED TO BECOME ONE?? Thank you kindly in advance for any help you may be able to provide. I very much appreciate it.


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