Jannine Menger Hamilton is an immigrant who was raised and educated in Germany. Hamilton appears to be the star example of successful integration and yet she is being denied naturalization because she is a member of a leftist party which according to German authorities is too left. Those preventing Hamilton’s citizenship status are contending that she could be compromising her loyalty to the German constitution due to her leftist political beliefs. Strangely all political parties, in order to be legally recognized, must respect and follow democratic ideologies and policies which counters the accusation directed at Mrs. Hamilton. Is a person’s affiliation with a political party becoming the criterion by which nations can discriminate?
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