Senator Ted Cruz officially renounced his Canadian citizenship and received his certificate on May 14, 2014...
Excerpt via Dallas Morning News: No, Canada: Sen. Ted Cruz has formally shed his dual citizenship
Canadian law is similar to that in the United States. Citizenship is automatic for nearly everyone born on the country’s soil, whether that person wants it or not, and without any need to request it. In theory, Cruz could have asserted the right to vote in Canada, or even to run for Parliament, and he could have received a Canadian passport.
Under U.S. law, a foreign-born baby is entitled to American citizenship if at least one parent is an American. That was the case for Cruz — and it’s a crucial point if he makes a White House run in 2016, as is widely expected.
The U.S. Constitution requires a president to be a “natural born” citizen. The popular understanding has long been that this means being born on American soil. But Cruz was entitled to American citizenship at birth. Because of that, a strong legal consensus has emerged that Cruz is, in fact, eligible.
That’s something the tea party senator has in common with President Barack Obama, whose father was Kenyan but whose mother was from Kansas. So-called “birthers” have proposed that Obama was born in Kenya, not Hawaii. But even if true, he would have been an American at birth.
In December, Cruz said he had hired lawyers to assist in the effort to renounce his Canadian citizenship.
[...] Continued @ Dallas Morning News. Also @ Politico and Mediaite.
As you can see many are still pushing the asinine myth that foreign-born persons are eligible to be President of the United States. Although Senator Cruz has never officially thrown his hat in the ring many on the right continue to push him to run in 2016 and most in the media continue to lie about the "natural-born Citizen" clause in Article II .