Sen. Ted Cruz said he has hired lawyers to renounce his Canadian citizenship and show his followers how “American” he really is, unlike the Kenyan Muslim Socialist in the White House. The Dallas Morning News reports that Sen. Cruz was “unaware of his dual nationality” until the newspaper reported it this past August.
He expects to complete the process in 2014. That time frame jibes with predictions from Canadian legal experts.
He doesn’t dispute holding dual citizenship. “Not at this point,” he said.
When Cruz was born, his parents were living in the Canadian oil patch in Calgary. His mother is a native-born American. His father, a Cuban émigré who later became a naturalized American, was still a Cuban citizen.
Under U.S. law, a child born with even one American parent is automatically entitled to citizenship, even if the birth takes place outside the country. Canada, like the United States, also confers automatic citizenship to anyone born on its soil, regardless of the parents’ nationalities.
It will be interesting to see how the birther crowd will treat the white guy with presidential aspirations, who isn’t a natural born American. Something tells me they will turn a blind eye because of race.