Internal Revenue Service

Return old immigration standards

I am a proud US citizen. As a legal immigrant at my time there was a long not-to-do and to-do list which had to be filled out: I needed a sponsor who would take care of my financial and living; I had to agree to serve in the U.S. armed forces; I would not be a communist party member or a member of a radical organization; I agreed not to engage in prostitution; I needed a police letter from the present government.

There were more questions but I do not remember them all anymore. With the Green Card alone I could not leave the country. For any travel abroad I also needed a letter from the IRS that all my taxes were paid.

I think that we, U.S. citizens, have the right to know who...