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1922. Excerpt: ... NATURALIZATION AND EXPATRIATION Richard W.
Flournoy, Jr. Assistant Solicitor, Department of State As we have
seen, the executive branch of our Government took the lead in
establishing the principle of the right of expatriation and its
corollary, the principle that naturalized citizens in general are
entitled to the same protection abroad that native citizens are
entitled to. But there was another side to the question, which was
brought home to the Department of State in case after case, and
which could not be ignored. The principles to which we have
referred assumed that naturalization was not only obtained, but
maintained, in entire good faith. However, many cases were brought
to the Department's attention in which persons calling upon this
Government for protection were found to have procured
naturalization fraudulently, without having resided in the United
States for the required period of five years, or to have abandoned
the United States immediately or very shortly after naturalization
and resumed residence of a permanent nature in their native lands.
In the majority of these cases the facts and circumstances clearly
showed that the persons concerned had procured American
naturalization certificates merely to enable them to escape the
performance of military services in their native lands. In effect
they had perpetrated frauds upon the countries of origin as well as
upon this country. While in most cases these persons had
established themselves in their native lands, in some instances
they had taken up their abode in other foreign countries. As we
have observed, the possibility of such cases had been foreseen by
Madison and others when the first naturalization bill was under
discussion in Congress. Gradually more or less definite rules for
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