The thing is, I don't want to be a U. S citizen. I want to be a citizen of where my parents are from (Jamaica). I don't really like how black people are treated here, so I want to go where we are the majority. I asked my parents and they said they "think so." I want to move there when I am older, because I can't now. 😔
Most Helpful Guy
I wish this weren't the case, but it is.
Look up the what the Chinese and Mexicans are doing to abuse this law and you will see why.
(I'll give you a hint, they will fly (or hop across the border), give birth to a kid on US soil, and then get that child a US citizenship because they can. If you know anything about Chinese laws but unless a child has at least 1 parent who is a Chinese citizen, they will never be a Chinese citizen, even if they were born on Chinese soil. I wish we had the Chinese law here in the US so that we dont have this freaking crap industry of people getting their kids born here just to abuse the citizenship rights of us Americans.)0
Most Helpful Girl
I'm really sorry you feel that way and feel like you need to leave the country you were born and grew up in. I can't imagine.
If you were born in the US then you're American, first generation. Many countries offer duel citizenship if one or both of your parents are not from the US. For example, like Canada and Ireland. Jamaica may be one of those or it might be easier for you to get a visa or citizenship there because you have Jamaican family.
Also, you could consider just going to university first before moving permanently and giving up your citizenship. That's kind of a less permanent step that could help you transition and decide before you do anything permanent... Often times too you can't just get citizenship but have to apply for permanent residence in a country and that requires you live in the country with like a green card or visa (work or college / study visa) for a certain number of years. Canada is four that I know of. Just an idea.
I'm really sorry you feel like you need to leave though. That's really sad to hear and I think reflects poorly on society and the country.0