This is an old story to tell now ! But I feel robbed by the US government since ...
I'm now 58 and this happened when I was 19 (American - Egyptian)
I just wanted to present my case to those who want to look for justice..
I was born in Washington DC on 18 June 1952 . My father was Egyptian, mother Swiss.
We left for Egypt in the sixties. My father had the highest local post in the US Embassy in Cairo, as its Cultural Adviser .
I finished my studies in the American University of Cairo, and worked as a part time sound technician at the Embassy's Sound of America Studios. My father wished me to get a stable and permanent job with him at the Embassy. Available posts were for locals only. We're told that I had to renounce my US citizenship in order to get the job. And once I decided to leave, I'll get it back. It sound reasonable, because I couldn't retain both nationalities while having a job of an Egyptian, as US law states !!!
In 1975 I left the Embassy for another career and thought that I could apply for my US passport any time...! NO !!!.. I couldn't believe that if I had worked for Russia, Iran or for any other government, I wouldn't loose my citizenship... What a criminal unjust and unconstitutional law that forces those looking to serve their country and having a decent job, to renounce their future and dreams... I felt cheated and made a few attempts at the US Embassy but lost hope and couldn't afford legal fees to continue.
This tragic story must not happen to any US born citizens in the future...
Thanks God, I'm now a known music composer, pianist and IT consultant here in Egypt.
Thanks and regards