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5,411 persons reported renouncing American citizenship in 2016

According to the US Treasury department, a total of 5,411 people renounced their American citizenship in 2016, including the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. This is a record number of nationality renunciations in the US, and is 26% higher than the next highest annual total that followed the enacting of a disclosure law in the 1990s.

Check out the overview of US citizenship renunciation statistics here, and details of Johnson’s case here.

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