For the most part, the question of dual citizenship is for the benefit of those micronesian decents who wre born in the .u.s and become u.s. citizens.
This effort to amend the consitution to allow for dual citizeenship is primarily for these micronesians who were born in the u.s. and become u.s. citizens.
The u.s. allows dual citizenship, but the fsm does not, so these micronesian decents who are u.s. citizens by birth, under the present language of our fsm constitution shall choose their citizenship when they reach the age of 18th. They can renounce their u.s. citizenship and become fsm citizens or they cam remain u.s. ciutizens and are not eligible to have real property in the fsm.
Any FSM citizen who wants to be a dual citizen if the fsm consitution is amended to allow dual citizenship must follow the u.s. process to aquire u.s. citizenship. It is not automatic to be granded to fsm citizens.
The best thing now is to look at our own government. Do we want to continue as an independent nation, or do we want to move closer in relationship with the u.s.a. ?
Providing dual citizenship is not really the answer to improve our living standart in these islands.
No Saka, but I might take you up on the offer.
Maybe not Atepas, but isn't improving the living standards the reason Micronesians left in the first place and continue to leave FSM?
A very interesting thread and I commend the introducer of this thread. I am and will always be a pro-USA. If by chance I am offered to make a choice now, I would choose on the side of the USA. I am for the dual citizenship and this time is appropriate time to ask our people again. The only reason why it failed last time was due to not enough public education. We cannot deny ourselves this opportunity as it would provide our young man and women to finish their education. As soon as they become dual citizens then those student assistances that were taken away would made available again.