Is Ted Cruz a U.S. citizen?

According to this article, Ted Cruz ‘was likely born of 2 Canadian citizens in Calgary back in December of 1970.’

According to this article, Cruz’s father stated in an interview that he became a Canadian citizen prior to Ted Cruz’s birth. It says that when Ted Cruz was born, his parents ‘had lived in Canada for at least four years at that time, and had applied for and received Canadian citizenship under Canadian immigration and naturalization laws, as stated by Rafael Cruz.’ [Emphasis mine.]

If that’s true, then Ted Cruz needs to have been naturalised in order to become a U.S. citizen.


Neither article says whether Cruz’s mother ever renounced her U.S. citizenship after becoming a Canadian citizen.

So is Ted Cruz a ‘natural born U.S. citizen’, or not?

He was a dual US-Canada citizen, because of his parents’ citizenship and his place of birth, until filing the papers to renounce his Canadian citizenship to prepare for his Presidential campaign.

His parents were Canadian citizens. Is there proof that they were dual-citizens?

His mother was still a US citizen.

Nothing about his having Cuban citizenship too.

Cruz’ mother was born an American citizen. Unless there’s evidence she affirmed to a US consular representative that she intended to relinquish her American citizenship, then even if she became a naturalized Canadian citizen she would be a dual citizen, retaining her US citizenship. And, as an American citizen, her son would also be an American citizen at birth even if he was born in Canada - it would simply make Cruz a dual citizen too.

How do we know she was a U.S. citizen? Is there any evidence, other than the claim on Cruz’s Canadian birth certificate, that his mother actually was born in Delaware? I’m sure she was, but AFAIK it has never been proven. So the question is whether Cruz’s mother was, in fact, a dual-citizen, or did she renounce her U.S. citizenship upon becoming Canadian.

That’s what I want to know. Did she, or didn’t she?

The State Department defaults to “if you don’t explicitly affirm to a Consular Official that you intend to relinquish your American citizenship, then you intend to keep it”.

So, unless you or someone else can dig up where she did explicitly affirm this (State Department records, testimony from a Consular Official, etc.), then she didn’t.

Is this a parody thread?

Only her hairdresser knows for sure.

Shouldn’t it be answered definitively, rather than saying ‘Well, his mother may or may not have renounced her U.S. citizenship. But whatever. Once he’s President, it doesn’t matter if he’s a citizen or not.’?

Since the default is that she didn’t renounce her US citizenship, that is the definitive answer unless someone can show she renounced her citizenship.

Plus, this is the first time I’ve seen any mention that his parents acquired Canadian citizenship.

Ted Cruz was born in the U.S.A., or at least was more likely to have been born in U.S. than Obama.

How do you know she didn’t renounce her U.S. citizenship?

Because if she did, the State Department would have a record of it.

Has the State Department said whether or not they have a record of it?

Would you believe them if they did?

In another article, the same author refers to Rubio as an anchor baby. She’s just a wingnut birther.

BTW, the Examiner is a terrible source.

Ted Cruz is a US citizen who is disqualified from the Presidency by virtue of being a raving loon.