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‘Starting A New Life Elsewhere’ Driving Many To Seek Out Citizenship Outside US

CBS Miami
CBS Miami
 2021-08-04

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Concern about the future of the country, preservation of family values, wealth, and ease of travel has led many Americans, especially the young and well off, to consider seeking dual citizenship as a Plan B.

“It has made us nervous, hasn’t it? No matter where you sit. Every country has its challenges, so how nice to have an option. That is what we offer is an option,” said Micha Emmett, Managing Director of CS Global.

CS Global, one of several international companies that pave the way for Americans who want to claim dual citizenship have a foreign passport and who is in the game? More than a few of our Caribbean neighbors like Antigua, Barbuda, St. Kitts & Nevis, Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominica.

“We have seen a 52% increase last year in interest to leave the U.S.,” Emmett said. “The number one reason people state was starting a new life with their families.”

A U.S. Citizen may naturalize in a foreign state without any risk to his or her US citizenship. Since the pandemic, US passports, which used to be a guarantee for travel almost anywhere, are now restricted as more than a few countries have locked down borders for US travelers.

“..Everybody has sat back and said how has my government dealt with this pandemic, how am I affected and my children affected?” adds Emmett.

Just who are these people, Americans looking for a “Plan B” that have shown interest or are grabbing a second citizenship?

“We have seen a rise in younger American citizens taking citizenship options,” Emmett said. “That’s an interesting concept to develop more and you are moving away from a collective conscious to an individual. What is my personal interest in what I have, not saying that it is right or wrong but that is what is driving this.”

It is not a cheap process.

Dominicas’s citizenship/passport fee starts at $100,000 per person, paid directly to the government or investment in a in-country project such as a hotel, resort, or opening a viable business.

There is a rigorous background check and the process takes up to 90 days, and you don’t have to live in the country.

If you think the investment program for citizenship is unique, it is not.

In 1990, the U.S. created the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, which over the years has made it possible for thousands to gain US visas, live here, and eventually become citizens.

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War Eagle
08-06

When cities become lawless and the police are the enemy this is what happens. Families want first and foremost security and safety. Democrats allowed riots, looting, arson and destroying public buildings along with cancel culture tearing down history. Schools are turning to indoctrinating children to the far left agenda, CRT will also create white flight where children can get a good education. When will people wake up and vote for candidates who will fight for its citizens instead of being self serving!! America is doomed if it continues on this part, socialism is very near.

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Timothy Ho
08-06

When democrat continues to control and run America, yes many rich and professional and moral people leaving USA

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Glen LaConey
08-05

I predicted this would happen. Expect it to accelerate, after the illegals form an alliance with Blacks. 🇺🇸✈

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