Monday, March 21, 2016

Child Born to Two Natural Born Citizens Overseas Shows Birth Certificate, Affirms “I am Naturalized”


by Sharon Rondeau
Does the U.S. State Department hold any documentation on Sen. Ted Cruz?
(Mar. 21, 2016) — Last week, The Post & Email was contacted by a reader who informed us that he or she was born abroad to U.S.-citizen parents, both of whom were “natural born Citizens.”  At the time of the child’s birth, his or her father was serving in the U.S. Army.
When the reader contacted us, he or she said:
I was born overseas while my father was in the Army. Both my parents are natural born. I am not. When I joined the military in 1974 I had to apply for a Naturalization Certificate. I would have had to have done so a year later anyway when I would have turned 18 if the law requiring me to do so had not been repealed that year. I had to provide my birth certificate and my form FS-240 Report of Birth. I am a Naturalized citizen and at best that is all Ted Cruz is.
The reference to Cruz concerns Cruz’s claim that he meets the “natural born Citizen” requirement in Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution despite his birth in Canada to a Cuban-citizen father and U.S.-citizen mother.  Cruz’s father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, became a Canadian citizen by his own admission, reported by Macleans of Canada to have occurred in 1973.

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