"The fear that it would happen again was likely your biggest obstacle to being granted full citizenship."
The head of state where he now lives has granted him citizenship.
The law ended the practice of granting automatic citizenship to women by marriage.
One analysis suggested it would result in more than a million people being granted British citizenship.
The number of people granted citizenship during 2006 was 154,095, 5 percent fewer than in 2005.
He tried again 2002, and was then finally granted citizenship.
The above table shows the number of Jamaicans granted citizenship in recent years.
Along the way he was granted tenure and American citizenship.
But by then, the immigrants had already been granted citizenship.
He moved to Australia and was granted citizenship in 1999.