Some of the Obama birthers have remained consistent in saying that Sen. Ted Cruz is also not a “natural-born citizen” because he was born in Canada, but to American parents. Some have suddenly not been concerned about Cruz’ citizenship. But wait until they find out that Cruz has dual citizenship in both the US and in the socialist paradise of Canada.
Born in Canada to an American mother, Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen. But under Canadian law, he also became a citizen of that country the moment he was born.
Unless the Texas Republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say.
That means he could assert the right to vote in Canada or even run for Parliament. On a lunch break from the U.S. Senate, he could head to the nearby embassy — the one flying a bright red maple leaf flag — pull out his Calgary, Alberta, birth certificate and obtain a passport.
“He’s a Canadian,” said Toronto lawyer Stephen Green, past chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section.
To be fair to the birthers, though, it should be noted that Cruz is not black.