American renunciations down in 2017 after 4-year climb to 2016 record

American renunciations down in 2017 after 4-year climb to 2016 record

For the first time in five years, the number of Americans who renounced their citizenships fell slightly in 2017 from the previous year, which had been a record, federal government data shows. The number of Americans who gave up their citizenships in the 12 months to the end of December fell by 5.1%, to 5,133, which compares with 5,411 in 2016, based on the latest quarterly data, published on Friday on the Federal Register’s website. This year there didn’t appear to be any well-known fi...

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