Liberia: A Case for Dual Citizenship

Published: 16/Sep/2016
Source: Liberian Observer (Monrovia)

Liberia has a political structure that closely resembles that of the United States. As the country prepares for its next election, which will be held in 2017, Liberians in the country and the Diaspora are closely monitoring each presidential candidate to assure that the best leader for their country is chosen.

The best leader for the country would be one who utilizes the talent, skills and work ethic of the Liberian people to propel the economy in the direction of educational, technological, and economic advancement. In addition to the aforementioned qualities, said leader would also have to address the sensitive topic of dual citizenship.

Dual citizenship, also known as multiple nationalities, is a term used to define the residency status of any individual who is lawfully considered a citizen in two countries concurrently. Having dual citizenship status enables an individual to live and travel freely between their native and naturalized countries without the restraints of immigration policies. Dual citizens have two passports and sometimes are granted privileges such as land ownership and voting rights.

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: West Africa, Liberia
Year: 2016