Americans' rights have been under attack. Many of us have been aware of the provisions in the recent NDAA that allow for indefinite detention. My congressmen have assured me that this does not apply to American citizens. The Enemy Expatriation Act, as proposed, would allow for Americans to lose their citizenship without due process. The Enemy Expatriation Act amends the Immigration and Nationalization Act to so that citizenship may be stripped for " engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States.’;"
As worded however, this amendment would allow citizenship to be stripped without due process.
We must demand that congress amend HR 3166 and S1698, to include language protecting our Sixth Amendment right to due process, otherwise we will have no defense against being stripped of citizenship. At which point there is no due process to stop us from being detained indefinitely under the NDAA.
- United States Congress
- United States Senate
- United States House of Representatives
I am writing to urge you to Amend The Enemy Expatriation Act (HR 3166 and S 1698) to include language that protects due process.
The Immigration and Nationalization Act Section 349, paragraph 7 ensures that even those who commit treason or attempt to overthrow the government must be found guilty "by court martial or court of competent jurisdiction" before losing citizenship.
Please add similar language to the proposed paragraph 8 that would allow for Americans to lose citizenship for "engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States."
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