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On 14 July 2015 the FATCA Lawsuit in US Federal Court in Southern Ohio on behalf of 8.7 million Americans overseas as well as a large segment of the 12.6 million foreign passport-holding U.S. residents by Republicans Overseas Action, a 501(c)(4) organization which does not intervene in any political campaign by corporate policy. The lawsuit cites eight constitutional violations and requests a preliminary injunction that will protect Americans overseas from FATCA and FBAR until a trial can be held by the court.
Keith Redmond, an American living in Paris, France for the past 20 years, works globally with Americans overseas and the associated affected populations adversely affected by these US government policies. He is on the front lines working with Americans overseas who are suffering the serious consequences of these policies.
In a recent article in The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-n-powell/a-guy-walks-into-a-bar-ar_b_7812082.html), Mr. Redmond stated: “FATCA is nothing more than a global ‘Stop & Frisk’ of all Americans overseas. We are deemed guilty until proven innocent. All we ask is to have the same rights afforded to us like Americans and permanent residents in the United States. This is why I, along with many of my fellow Americans overseas and the associated affected populations, fully support the FATCA Lawsuit. We are Republican, Democrat, Independent, and non-affiliated with any political party. In other words this is not a political issue, it is a matter of our survival as we are treated differently from other nationalities in our respective countries of residence.”