Did you know that Texas Senator Ted Cruz is…. a Canadian? After weeks of Ted Cruz birtherism arising in the political sphere as rumors of a possible 2016 presidential run continue to mount, Cruz released his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News.
His mother was born in the United States (making Cruz a citizen by birth), his father fled Castro’s Cuba. Bottom line: Cruz is eligible to run for president. He’s also eligible to run for the Canadian Parliament.
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.