In my US passport, there's a section entitled "Important Information" located just before the visa pages. Item number 13 deals with circumstances in which one might lose their US citizenship (emphasis mine)
Under certain circumstances, you may lose your U.S. citizenship by performing voluntarily, and with the intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship, any of the following acts,
Then, item (4) in the sub enumerated list of things following the comma:
(4) accepting employment with a foreign government
I've never understood this phrasing. Under what circumstances would someone's intention to relinquish their citizenship become clear by where they accepted employment?
If I write time keeping software for a foreign government, I risk losing my citizenship? I can't use my skills as a sign language, English and other language interpreter, as these are mostly provided by the local government where I reside?
The clause is quite frankly scary to me, and I'm hoping to understand what precisely it implies by intention when it comes to employment with a foreign government, which can quite often be availed by non-citizens of that country.