Jun 23, 2009
commented on Is Janet Napolitano More Powerful Than Barack Obama?
This law is not cold at all.
Citizenship is granted to the spouse for the BENEFIT OF THE CITIZEN. If the citizen passed away, then there's no purpose to allowing naturalization. The way you've written this entry, it's as if the widow(er) was granted something that was never granted in the first place. Besides, if the citizen lived, then there's no guarantee the spouse would have become a citizen anyway.
Please take a look at the way citizenship works in the rest of the world. It is the most relaxed law with the most loopholes, and yet people still complain as if US law is oppressive. Give me a break.