Enemy Expatriation Act

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The Enemy Expatriation Act (HR 3166 and S. 1698) is a proposed law[when?] in the United States sponsored by Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Scott Brown (R-MA) and Representatives Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Jason Altmire (D-PA). The bill would allow the United States government to strip US citizens of their citizenship if they participate in terrorism, defined as "providing material support or resources to a Foreign Terrorist Organization, as designated by the Secretary of State, or actively engaging in hostilities against the United States or its allies."[citation needed] In early 2012, the proposal was compared to the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, and some writers have suggested that the two laws could be used together to take away citizens' civil liberties.[1][2] If passed[when?], the bill would add to the circumstances under which US citizenship can be lost.[2]

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  1. ^ "Government could strip citizenship from Americans under Enemy Expatriation Act". RT. 13 January 2012. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b Portero, Ashley (24 January 2012). "'Enemy Expatriation Act' Could Compound NDAA Threat to Citizen Rights". International Business Times. Retrieved 29 March 2012.

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