After giving up original citizenship going back home requires a visa. What if you don't qualify?
聯合國刊物「難民」報導， 許多越南女子嫁給台灣人後淪為「無國籍」的悲慘情況： UN Refugees Magazine 2007/9
一邊推動「難民法」，一邊遭成難民。 One one hand pushing for a refugee asylum law, on the other creating more refugees.
看統計中哪些族群敢「歸化」， 再比較美國的。 Check the statistics of what groups dare to naturalize. Compare the US.
我就是不懂您們台灣人拿美國雙重國籍是最平常不過的事， 而人家要您們的卻叫人家先放棄自己的。 I don't understand how you Taiwanese think it's only natural to have so many US dual citizenships, but when we want one of yours, you tell us to give up our original citizenship first.
勞民傷財， 人民與政府的， 只製造很多手續， 本國人國籍數卻未限， 諷刺「反歧視條款」。 What a waste for both people and government. Just makes lots of red tape. The number of citizenships Taiwanese can have is however not limited. 大國早不再浪費時間查這些。
對台灣人來說， 擁有雙重國籍是家常不過的事， 與擁有寵物一樣普遍， （只當個立委偶而會出問題）。 張忠謀、殷琪可以擁有雙重國籍， 但外籍配偶不行。 只能好好扮演她「台灣之子的媽」的角色。 入籍時，依國籍法第九條必須先毀掉其原先國籍， 相當以遏制其隨便想回娘家。 遑論入出國及移民法第六十二條：「不得以國籍…為歧視」。 To Taiwanese, dual citizenship is as common as owning a pet. They only get in trouble occasionally when then becoming legislator with it. Prominent Taiwanese have dual citizenships, but foreign spouses are to obediently play their roles as moms of Taiwanese sons. By Article 9 of the Nationality Law they must give up original citizenship (so that they won't be able to easily run away back to their parents if the relationship with their Taiwanese husbands doesn't work out!)
相同義務：立委、外偶都必須放棄他國國籍， 但無相同權益。 The same obligations: legislators and foreign spouses must relinquish other citizenships; however they don't get the same rights in return.
"Dozens of organizations argue that unless it ends the discriminatory process by which foreign spouses can obtain citizenship, Taiwan will be undeserving of the UN."
３２５頁 「我們默許國人可以有雙重國籍， 外國人則需放棄外國籍始能歸化我國籍所衍生之不合理情況， 這在立法理由中未說清楚。 這當初是基於大中國的觀念… 原屬國籍幾乎全部來自東南亞」
３３６頁 「國際化全球化後有外籍人士對於歸化我國時是否可以因平等互惠而仍有雙重國籍…」， 至少不要「互惠之相反」
３４４頁 「…構想成為一九二九年國籍法的原動力， 惟時代潮流不斷改變…修正方向與時俱進。」
"These rules make a mockery of the fact that many Taiwanese possess citizenship of other countries"
P.S., 歸化取得中華民國國籍滿十年者，始得參選 Even if you become a citizen of Taiwan, you can't hold public office until 10 years later. 或許違憲 Unconstitutional perhaps.
2011/11/18 苦勞評論 尚未「歸化」的外籍老孤兒──丁德貞修女
2012/12 Legislator to propose changes to naturalization laws - Taipei Times, 蕭美琴提案修改國籍法 | 聯合新聞網, discussion on Taiwanease.
2012: 我們當事人越來越老， 入籍手續越來越需協助， 遑論廢籍。 Many of us are getting quite old and would need assistance in filling out lots of documents, and that's just for adding a new citizenship. Hence the rigmarole of destroying old citizenships would be even more out of the question.
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