1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 3, 2018 12:44 PM by Andrew Begley

    Hola, I am looking for copies of Department of State administrative rulings/opinions on denaturalization/expatriation case between 1941 and 1948. I am especially interested in ruling between 1945 and 1946 on Puerto Rican case. Any advice on where to find

    Charles Venator-Santiago Newbie

      Puerto Ricans residing outside of Puerto Rico for more than 3/5 years were automatically expatriated/denaturalized between 1941 and 1948. Congress amended the 1940 Nationality Act in 1948 correcting this problem. However, many Puerto Ricans residing (primarily in Latin America) were expatriated and had to appeal to the local consular offices for documents enabling them to return to Puerto Rico. I have documented the legislative history  of these events in the Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project, but I am looking for relevant jurisprudence.  Thanks, CRVS