Hey everyone, my name is Trent and I am currently trying to raise funds to pursue an Italian citizenship via Jure Sanguinis (Citizenship by Descent). Italy allows people with Italian heritage to regain lost citizenship due to immigration, but has to follow certain rules, ie immigrated to the US after 1912, not denounce their Italian citizenship, ect. My particular case is what is known as a "1948 case". Back in the day, Italy was sexist and didn't allow Italian women to pass down their citizenship by birth unless they married Italian men. And they didn't change this law to make men and women equal until 1948. My great grandmother Carmelo Cesarano had Italian citizenship when she immigrated to the US in 1913, but was unable to pass it down to my grandmother, when she married an American and gave birth in 1931, and in turn pass it to my father, and then to me. However, as of 2009, Italy has allowed people with 1948 cases to sue for citizenship in court, and has largely been successful. The problem is, I would need to hire a team of Italian attorneys to represent me in Italian court in Rome to petition for my great grandmother's citizenship to be passed down my family line so I can obtain it, and they would also have to compile all sorts of official documents ie birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, ect to support my claim. This can get to be very expensive, sometimes upwards of 10,000 dollars. That is why I need your help, to raise enough funds to get this process started, and with enough luck, won. This is one of my biggest wishes: To reclaim my family heritage and be able to keep the Italian citizenship and tradition going for generations to come. Thank you for your consideration!
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