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    WWII vet discovers hes not a U.S. citizen

    Ninety-five-year-old Leeland Davidson discovered recently that he's not considered a U.S. citizen, despite living nearly 100 years in the country and serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

    Davidson, from Centralia, Washington, told KOMO News that he discovered he wasn't a U.S. citizen when he was turned down for an enhanced driver's license he needed for a trip to Canada to visit relatives.

    "We always figured because he was born to U.S. parents he's automatically a U.S. citizen," said Davidson's daughter, Rose Schoolcraft.

    Davidson was born in British Columbia in 1916, but his parents didn't register the birth with the U.S. government to ensure they knew he was a citizen. He checked up on his citizenship before joining the Navy and was told by an inspector at the U.S. Department of Labor Immigration and Naturalization Service he had nothing to worry about. Now he worries that he won't be able to prove his citizenship, because his parents were born in Iowa before local governments started keeping records of birth certificates in 1880.
    WWII vet discovers hes not a U.S. citizen - Yahoo! News




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    Technicality be damned. He was effective the day he enlisted.

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    A lot of people his age probably don't know if they're really US citizens or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge View Post
    Technicality be damned. He was effective the day he enlisted.

    Thanks for your service, sir.

    Agreed. He's more an American citizen than half the people that were born here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    A lot of people his age probably don't know if they're really US citizens or not.
    Very few.
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    I think if we can put a Kenyan in the White House a WWII Veteran ought to be given the papers he needs.
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    His service should be enough for him to get his citizenship
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    His citizenship should be automatic, now. Just show him where to sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Agreed. He's more an American citizen than half the people that were born here.

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