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Canadian Born Texas Senator Ted Cruz: Eligible, Or Not For U.S. President? Experts: SCOTUS Ruling Required.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Born in Canada to a Cuban father & American mother, Republican Presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship only last year (2014).

ref: http://www.scribd.com/doc/229039536/Canadian-Renunciation-Letter

To be certain, as a graduate of Princeton undergrad & Harvard Law, Ted Cruz is no dummy. So for him to assert he didn’t know he was a Canadian citizen is not merely disingenuous, it’s fallacious on its face. Plainly put, it’s a blatant lie.

ref: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/politics/ted-cruz-canada-citizenship/
ref: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20130818-ted-cruz-born-a-citizen-of-canada-under-the-countrys-immigration-rules.ece

U.S. Department of State circular on United States citizenship

U.S. Department of State circular on United States citizenship

The U.S. Department of State specifically writes that citizenship via “jus sanguinis,” i.e., by bloodline, “is not embodied in the U.S. Constitution.” As such, they cannot cite legal authority for the same. http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/86755.pdf

Sarah H. Duggin, a Professor of Law at Catholic University who has extensively studied and written about the matter, remarked in 2008 that the question of the Constitution’s “natural born” citizenship requirement for the office of President is “one of the most deceptively simple, complex issues.”

She said more recently that “It would be reasonable to interpret the Constitution’s natural born citizenship provision to include children born abroad to U.S. citizens, including Senator Cruz, for a number of reasons,” and said further that, “Unfortunately, we cannot say for sure without either a definitive Supreme Court ruling, or an amendment to clarify the Constitution.”

Consider the recent case of Arizona Senator John McCain, who was born in the Panama Canal Zone (PCZ) to TWO American citizens, and whose father at the time of his birth, was an Active Duty U.S. Navy officer assigned to the PCZ. In the year following John McCain’s birth a law was passed by the Congress which granted United States citizenship to those similarly situated.

Title 8Chapter 12Subchapter IIIPart I › § 1403
8 U.S. Code § 1403 – Persons born in the Canal Zone or Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904

(a) Any person born in the Canal Zone on or after February 26, 1904, and whether before or after the effective date of this chapter, whose father or mother or both at the time of the birth of such person was or is a citizen of the United States, is declared to be a citizen of the United States.
(b) Any person born in the Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904, and whether before or after the effective date of this chapter, whose father or mother or both at the time of the birth of such person was or is a citizen of the United States employed by the Government of the United States or by the Panama Railroad Company, or its successor in title, is declared to be a citizen of the United States.

Look forward to a Supreme Court ruling coming soon.

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