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    My father was born in a displaced person camp in Austria in 1951 to Yugoslavian (Slovenian) parents. He has an Austrian birth certificate. He and his family arrived in the USA in 1952 as part of The Displaced Person act and received permanent residency. He has never applied for citizenship here in the USA. He claims he is not a citizen of any country since he was a refugee when he was born. I understand not all countries grant citizenship upon birth, and Yugoslavia no longer exists, so is it possible to not have a country to belong to? Or could he have citizenship in Austria or possibly Slovenia? I am sure he is not the only the only person in this situation, just wondering if anyone else has some experience with this type of situation and what the outcome was. Thanks!


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