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Renouncing America [Duplicate]

This circa 1981 photo provided by Carol Tapanila shows her children wearing cowboy hats in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Stampede event. After retiring from a job as an administrative assistant at an oil company in Calgary, Carol Tapanila, still a U.S. citizen, began putting $125 a month into a special savings account for her developmentally disabled son, left, matched by the Canadian government. But in 2012 she turned in her U.S. passport, renouncing citizenship to protect money saved for her retirement and her son. Tapanila, 70, has tried and failed to renounce U.S. citizenship on his behalf, saying officials told her such a decision must be made by the individual. "I'm sorry that I've given my son this burden and I can do nothing about it ... I thought we had some rights to go wherever we wanted to go and some choices we could make in our lives. I thought that was democracy. Apparently, I've got it all wrong." (AP Photo/Carol Tapanila)

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