• As I have previously stated, every nation has the right to decide who crosses their borders, and who can stay either short term or long term. I suspect that this current news story has sparked this question: In this case, the convicted person is an American citizen with permanent resident status in Canada. Permanent resident status can be revoked; it is not a lifelong right. I don't know the legalities of it, but it does not sound like the judiciary in this case has much respect for the sovereignty of Canada . --- A later news story had a report that the Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty, has stated that Ontario doesn't want to be a dumping ground for any nation's unwanted criminals. I heartily agree.
  • US Citizens cannot be deported from the US.
  • A US Citizen can be extradited to be tried and serve a sentence in a country with which the US has an extradition treaty, but he would still be a US Citizen and could return to the US afterwards (provided obviously that it isn't a life sentence or execution). But that is not exile which usually means losing your Citizenship. US Citizens cannot involuntarily lose their citizenship (provided they gained it legally).

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