Is Dr. York a Citizen of the United States?

This may be a peculiar question to many who are not familiar with Dr. Malachi York.  Dr. York, an African born scholar, was falsely arrested on May 8, 2002, although he was in possession of credentials affirming his diplomatic status to the Republic of Liberia. The US government made a claim that he is a US citizen to justify his continued incarceration. We will analyze the facts of the matter to set the record straight.

There are basically two ways to become a citizen of the US: birth or naturalization. So what record does the US have of either? NONE! There is no record of Dr. York (born June 26, 1945, in Ghana) being born in any of the US states between the years 1940 and 1950.

So was Dr. York a naturalized citizen. The answer is simply no! There is no record of Dr. York becoming a naturalized citizen of the US. So what did the US use to claim the citizenship of Dr. York? No one knows. It is pure speculation and conjecture.

What further compounds the fact that Dr. York is NOT a US citizen is his ties to the Republic of Liberia. On December 15, 1999, Dr. Malachi York was appointed to the position of Consul General to the Republic of Liberia by President Charles Taylor. This is significant because pledging allegiance to a foreign government would cause a US citizen to lose their citizenship.

The US Code, Title 8, Chap 12, Subchapter III, Part III, § 1481 states:

(a) A person who is a national of the United States whether by birth or naturalization, shall lose his nationality by voluntarily performing any of the following acts with the intention of relinquishing United States nationality—

(1) obtaining naturalization in a foreign state upon his own application or upon an application filed by a duly authorized agent, after having attained the age of eighteen years; or

(2) taking an oath or making an affirmation or other formal declaration of allegiance to a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after having attained the age of eighteen years;…

(4) (A) accepting, serving in, or performing the duties of any office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after attaining the age of eighteen years if he has or acquires the nationality of such foreign state; or (B) accepting, serving in, or performing the duties of any office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof, after attaining the age of eighteen years for which office, post, or employment an oath, affirmation, or declaration of allegiance is required;…

The point being made is that even though Dr. York is not a US citizen by birth or naturalization, he would have lost his citizenship on December 15, 1999, when he took the position of Consul General to the Republic of Liberia. Is Dr. York a US citizen? Absolutely not! Let the facts be known!

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  1. Robbie McNeal says:

    Facts Facts and more Facts
    Free our Teacher so that he may return back home.

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