News | Entertainment
20 Jan 2020 6:43
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Neil Young faces having to leave America while he attempts to obtain US citizenship

    The Canadian rocker has applied for citizenship in order to vote in the 2020 presidential election but revealed his bid has been delayed after he admitted to smoking marijuana


    He wrote on his website: "I want to be a dual citizen and vote.

    "When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed.

    "Recently however, I have been told that I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem.

    "The problem is defined in an April 19, 2019 addition under Attorney General Sessions. USCIS issued a Policy Alert which includes: 'An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (good moral character) if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws.'

    "I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named).

    "I will keep you posted, but I don't think I will be able to remain parked here during the proceedings."

    The 73-year-old musician has been a frequent critic of President Trump.

    In 2015, after the former 'Apprentice' star used Neil's song 'Rockin' in the Free World' during his presidential campaign announcement, the singer claimed he hadn't been authorised to use the track and endorsed Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.

    And last year, the rocker - who is married to Darryl Hannah - criticised the president's response to the California wildfires after he blamed improper forestry management from the state.

    Neil, who lost his home in the fires, wrote on his website: "California is vulnerable--not because of poor forest management as DT (our so-called president) would have us think. We are vulnerable because of Climate Change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it.

    "Our temperatures are higher than ever here in our hottest summer on record.

    ""California is a paradise for us all. We are sad not to be able to defend it against Mother Nature's wrath."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     18 Jan: Hank Azaria from The Simpsons says he will no longer voice Apu
     18 Jan: Trent Reznor has become a father for the fifth time
     18 Jan: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas used to have "show-and-tell nights" about their careers
     18 Jan: Will Smith rarely cursed in his music at the urging of his grandma
     18 Jan: Margot Robbie didn't feel like an adult until she learned to say "no"
     18 Jan: Laura Dern didn't find it "easy" returning to her career after having her children
     18 Jan: Rob Lowe befriended Liza Minnelli when he was just 10 years old
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Saracens failure to get their house in order may cost them even more More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Tourism giant Real Journeys is building a village for its staff at Walter Peak to beat exorbitant Queenstown rents More...



     Today's News

    Cricket:
    Conor McGregor's successful return to the UFC has sparked interest from an old foe 5:06

    Basketball:
    Newstalk ZB Sport - 4:36

    Politics:
    The regulation of cannabis is one of the reasons a psychotherapist is voting yes in this year's cannabis referendum 21:57

    Law and Order:
    NSW fire death toll climbs to 21 as 84-year-old man injured in Cobargo bushfire dies in hospital 21:17

    Business:
    Tourism giant Real Journeys is building a village for its staff at Walter Peak to beat exorbitant Queenstown rents 21:17

    International:
    Conor McGregor drops Cowboy Cerrone in 40 second TKO at UFC 246 in stunning return to the octagon 19:07

    Law and Order:
    Police are still trying to find the people involved in a brawl outside a Napier restaurant 18:37

    Rugby League:
    The Auckland Tuatara are looking to avoid a clean sweep from the Canberra Cavalry in their Australian Baseball League series tonight 18:07

    Cycling:
    Dylan Kennett has won the fifth and final stage of the New Zealand Cycle Classic in the Wairarapa 17:37

    Netball:
    There's no such thing as an easy game against England 17:27


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd