Providing Dual Nationality

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                                 I have said it before, and I will say it again; the South Korean government
should clear the way for passing legislation to let all South Koreans have dual nationality. This is the case
in Taiwan and in India. Between 2007 and 2016, 223,611 South Korean renounced their South Korean
nationality and became citizens of other countries. Of this number, the vast majority became U.S.
citizens with 94,908 out of the total. The sad thing is that South Korea is behind the times since many
countries are now allowing dual nationality—being able to acquire citizenship of another country 
while keeping the citizenship of their home country. If dual nationality was allowed, then none of these
South Koreans would have had to renounce their nationality and this way South Korea could keep
people it needs. In the United States, there are no laws against dual nationality. People here can do
all kinds of things that they may have trouble doing if they were only allowed single nationality (this 
is especially true in small countries where people are truly limited). Those who may have business
overseas can pass through South Korea and the country they may be doing business in. It will mean
that South Koreans with dual nationality will not require visas for whatever country(ies) they may
want to visit family living in. Finally, those with dual nationality will be able to receive help from not
one but two governments in case they may be in an unstable part of the world. My wife became
a U.S. citizen and she does not regret it. This is something South Koreans should consider to
help prevent more South Koreans from being forced to renounce their nationality in favor of
another country’s citizenship.