Updated June 29, Allegiance will soon be a necessary condition of citizenship, under a new law designed by the Government to get around the constitutional problem that it can't declare someone guilty of a crime, writes Michael Bradley. I've actually read it, so here's a primer.
John Letts and Sally Lane arrive at the Old Bailey charged with making money available for suspected terrorist activities on September 10, in London, England. The pair's son, dubbed 'Jihadi Jack' by some newspapers, is alleged to have travelled to Iraq to join the Islamic State. In one sense, the move was unsurprising.
That is until Maywhen FBI agents burst into his home outside Philadelphia with guns drawn and accused him of being a spy. He was hauled away in handcuffs in front of his wife and young daughters, fingerprinted and strip-searched. Four months later, federal prosecutors dropped the charges after experts provided affidavits that the information Xi sent to scientists in China was widely known and publicly available on the internet.
As part of the changes made in Bill C-6, the Federal Court becomes the decision maker for citizenship revocation cases except in cases where the individual requests that the Minister make the revocation decision. This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. Previously, the citizenship revocation process generally involved three steps: the Minister, the Federal Court, and the Governor in Council.
The fate of Shamima Begum, who was found in a detention camp in Syria last week, has illustrated the ethical, legal and security conundrum that governments face when dealing with the families of militants who swore to destroy the West. Begum, who gave birth to a son at the weekend, prompted a public backlash in Britain by appearing unrepentant about seeing severed heads and even claiming the Manchester suicide attack - that killed 22 people - was justified. She had pleaded to be repatriated back to her family in London and said that she was not a threat.
By Chris WoodsAlice Ross. The government has used little-known powers to strip at least 42 people of their British nationality sincea Bureau investigation has found. Thirty-seven of these cases have occurred under the Coalition government.
Skip to main content. A person is subject to revocation of naturalization if he or she procured naturalization illegally. Procuring naturalization illegally simply means that the person was not eligible for naturalization in the first place.