Have You Claimed the Most Valuable Asset your Ancestors Passed Down to You?

Simon Black writes the SovereignMan blog. He is a political and financial conservative and writes about all sorts of topics. I read most of his articles and find that I agree with some of his articles and strongly disagree with some others. However, this week he wrote an article that may interest many people with immigrant ancestors who arrived in the U.S. within the past 2 or 3 generations. I don’t consider this particular article to be either conservative or liberal. Instead, it simply describes the facts.

In Have you claimed the most valuable asset your ancestors passed down to you?, Simon Black writes about the legitimate ways of obtaining a second passport. Having a second passport will allow you to travel or even live in the country that issued the passport. This can greatly expand your options to live and even be employed in another country. These passports are not available from all countries but several countries do offer “citizenship by descent and means that you could be eligible to get a second passport at almost no cost if you have parents, grandparents, or in some cases even great grandparents who came from a number of countries which offer citizenship to the descendants of their citizens.”

With most second passports, you do not need to give up your American passport or citizenship. Having a second passport simply provides you with more options. Many people already possess dual passports.

Simon Black writes:

“But still, the only way to know for sure that you will be accepted and allowed to enter and stay in another country is to be a citizen of that country. Otherwise, you are still at the mercy of immigration officials.

“Having a second citizenship and a second passport gives you options of where to live. That’s a major insurance policy, and a pillar of any Plan B to make sure you thrive no matter what happens in your home country, or around the world.”

I would also suggest it is a great way to honor your immigrant ancestors.

You can read Have you claimed the most valuable asset your ancestors passed down to you? at: http://bit.ly/2pAwHeb.

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I have my Irish citizenship, courtesy of my Irish born grandfather who immigrated from to the U.S. Because I obtained it before my children were born, they are entitled to Irish citizenship as well. The paper work is filed and now we’re just waiting for their certificates to arrive. When I became an Irish citizen 20 years ago, I never imagined that there was any chance at all that I would live permanently in another country. I wish I still couldn’t imagine ever wanting living permanently in another country.

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I was born i Canada but both of my parents were born in England so I have held two passports for a very long time. My most recent one was a European Union passport and very handy for traveling all over Europe and avoiding lineups. But Brexit will make this passport a lot less useful.

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Title this “How To Put My Security Clearance in Jeopardy”.

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When I was fortunate enough to receive my Italian citizenship I realized it is one thing to say « I’m Italian » but with that comes a responsibility to learn the language, the gestures, the national anthem, the history (especially of the region where my dad was born, the regional foods, dialect,) the culture, the geography, politics, the economy, to follow the news on Rai and TG1…I’ve gone back to Italy 3 times in the last 3 years…. to immerse myself in my Italian dude, to connect with cousins & discover the land of my ancestors, now « my land » as well…I can proudly say « sono Italiana  » knowing I’m truly in touch with my culture. I wish everyone to fully experience their citizenship whether one, dual, multiple…

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I considered it, but unless I wanted to live or work in that country, it was of no practical value. I could choose the EU line in airport rather than the non-EU line, but when I visited, the EU line was actually longer. I couldn’t vote in the other country without being a resident.

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