'Accidental Americans' in France looking to French gov't for help

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A group of French citizens who – as they insist on putting it – the US government considers to be Americans as well are looking to rally the support of the French government, in a new campaign aimed at freeing themselves from what they regard as a hugely unfair tax burden they’re required to bear as a result of their “accidental” American citizenship. In doing so they become the latest group of American dual nationals to appeal to a foreign government as citizens of that country, in hopes of finding a permanent way of keeping the US from coming after them for taxes – and/or, in some case...

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