1907 March 2

Expatriation Act Strips Citizenship From Women Who Marry Foreigners

 

The Expatriation Act, which became law on this day, contained a provision that stripped the citizenship from U.S. women who married foreign nationals. This provision was repealed by the Cable Act on September 22, 1922.

During the Cold War, in the case of Trop v. Dulles (March 3, 1958), the Supreme Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for the government to revoke the citizenship of a U.S. citizen as a form of punishment.

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