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  •  Cruz, once he has figured out how to fill in the (1+ / 0-)
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    forms to renounce.  And once his renunciation is accepted by Canada, will have to take either the same oath as immigrants who have bone through the naturalization process or one very like it.

    That makes him a "naturalized" citizen not a natural citizen.
    That may be what part of his problem is, he wants to recognized as a "natural" born American and he may not fit the definition of "natural" born.

    I am in no way a lawyer but it is my understanding that there are laws that get around that for the children of military and diplomats etc. who are dual citizens at birth.  

    •  Not naturalized (3+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, opendna, Desert Rose

      Ted Cruz was a dual citizen at birth: a citizen of Canada because he was born in Canada, and a citizen of the United States, because his American mother automatically transmitted her citizenship to him.

      As long as his mother was a U.S. citizen who had resided in the U.S. for at least ten years before his birth (five years after the age of fourteen), she could transmit citizenship to him. Since she was born and raised in Delaware, she probably meets that residence requirement, no problem.

      Renouncing Canadian citizenship leaves him with one citizenship, his U.S. citizenship at birth.

      Nothing that Canada does will affect the U.S. laws governing his citizenship.

    •  Not all children born to US parents living abroad (0+ / 0-)

      have or can even get dual citizenship.  Such dual citizenship is granted, or not, depending on the citizenship laws of the country the children are born in.  Many citizenship laws are based on whether or not the child can claim relation to the birth country by virtue of having an ancestor from that country.

      My youngest was born in Germany, and the mayor of the town he was born in visited and asked if either I or my husband were members of the Volk; since I had my grandparents wedding certificate from the US indicating my grandfather was born in Austria, he was considered by the mayor to be one of the Volk, and he strongly encouraged us to apply for our son's dual citizenship.

    •  Nope. (0+ / 0-)

      He was a US citizen at birth.

      He can't be a naturalized US citizen without first renouncing his US citizenship and becoming an immigrant.

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      by opendna on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 01:54:39 AM PST

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