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It´s official: Ted Cruz a citizen
of the U.S. - and the U.S. only

CNN, by Saeed Ahmed,

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Posted By:MissMolly, 6/11/2014 4:43:35 AM

It´s official. Sen. Ted Cruz is now a citizen of the United States -- and the United States only. If you remember, the Texas Republican was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. As such, he was a dual citizen -- an American because of his mother, and Canadian because the country, like America, grants automatic citizenship to anyone born there. No harm in that, except Cruz is considered a potential candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. And when the news of his dual citizenship surfaced last year, thanks to a Dallas Morning News piece,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle, 6/11/2014 5:25:05 AM     (No. 9881029)

He´s still not eligible to run for president. Why are people determined to back him?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher, 6/11/2014 5:32:31 AM     (No. 9881031)

...which is more than one can say about Abu bin Bama.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Elvira, 6/11/2014 6:07:58 AM     (No. 9881044)

"Normally" #1, I´d be more than willing to argue your side, but we are not living in "normal" times. Our country is in a true crisis - unlike the crises the Clintons over used and abused. We need a man like Ted Cruz. NOW!!! When and IF we can ever get back to normalcy I am more than willing to have that debate. Exceptional times call for exceptional actions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 6/11/2014 6:21:17 AM     (No. 9881057)

I´m with #1 (Cruz is not NBC), but SCOTUS total of interest in offering any opinion about obama indicates they "don´t want to interfere in any more elections".

See what happens.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 6/11/2014 8:20:55 AM     (No. 9881209)

Natural born citizenship, like anthropogenic global warming/climate change, are not "settled" issues, despite some doggedly insisting so. It is a worry, though.

I´m opposed to dual-citizenship in general (serving two masters). Cruz did the right thing, whether he runs or not. Canadadians need not fret: they have plenty of good people among "their own".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 6/11/2014 8:22:29 AM     (No. 9881213)

Canadians - time for some coffee.

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