Number of people renouncing their US citizenship hits record high

Number of people renouncing their US citizenship hits record high

As Donald Trump became president, the final months of 2016 saw 50 percent more people renouncing their US citizenship than in 2015.

More than 2,300 people gave up their citizenship in the final quarter of 2016 which is nearly half of the total who did the entire year.

In 2016, 5,411 people voluntarily gave up their status as American citizens.  The lists of names, published by the IRS, shows this is more than triple the number who did in 2010. The exact reasons for Americans becoming expats is not cited by the IRS.

However many people had threatened to leave the country if Trump won the election including celebrities like Lena Dunham, Miley Cyrus, Bryan Cranston, Whoopi Goldberg, and Cher. Read more

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. lilian.osigweh@1stnews.com

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