In the 1960s, Stirlin Harris was living as a landed immigrant in Canada. And once his draft notice came through, he decided that he was going to stay there.
“So I went down to the American consul and said, ‘I want to renounce my U.S. citizenship,’ ” he said. “And they said, ‘Are you sure you want to do that?’ And I said, ‘Yes, I am.’ ”
He was told to think about it for three days.
“So three days later, I came back and I did the unthinkable: I renounced my U.S. citizenship,” Harris said.