Give me dual nationality or give me none.
I have an idea for a new type of protest against the dual nationality restriction. Let’s call it “dueling dual nationality”. Also see my webpage at jidanni.org/foreigner/
It involves sacrificing myself, Dan Jacobson, in an effort to get the Taiwan legislators to repeal the dual nationality restriction.
The idea is that I would go thru the usual procedure to acquire Taiwan nationality: first give up original nationality, then apply and receive Taiwan nationality. However, I would quit in the middle, refusing to take the second step of acquiring Taiwan nationality.
I would refuse to acquire Taiwan nationality all the way till the day the legislators finally repeal the dual nationality restriction, so nobody ever again has to give up their original nationality in order to acquire Taiwan nationality.
Yes, when it is all over I would have 1 Taiwan nationality and 0 USA nationality.
As the above involves me enduring possibly many years of having no nationality at all, what is the worst thing that could happen to me? I am currently a Taiwan Permanent Resident.
Could the Taiwan authorities kick me out of the country? That is my Achilles Heel, because my whole protest idea is based on me being able to do this in a leisurely way, i.e., no detention or deportation.
Indeed, having no more US citizenship should hopefully protect me against deportation to the US: they wouldn’t take me… Oops, that’s not what happened to the thousands of Taiwan Vietnamese brides … They ended up back in Vietnam but stateless. See unhcr.org/publ/PUBL/46dbd6bd2.html
Oh well, that is all the ideas I have come up with so far.