The Villages, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: Please cite Federal caselaw on question: Can a natural-born US citizen relinquish Federal, but NOT STATE, citizenship?

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Francis M. Boyer
Francis M. Boyer
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A natural-born citizen has U.S. citizenship by birth. One is a citizen of the United States.

Even though we also speak of being a citizen of Florida, there is no such thing as a citizenship of Florida.

Hence, you can renounce U.S. citizenship and become a foreigner, without a legal right t olive or work in the U.S., but you cannot retain a Floridian citizenship because this one never existed.

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