A recent letter writer from Cahokia stated that Ted Cruz was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Actually Sen. Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta as his father was employed in the oil and gas industry. Back then you could travel between Canada and the United States with a driver’s license or other form of government ID as a citizen of either country. The passport requirement did not come into play until post 9/11.
According to the Toronto Sun, Mr. Cruz had dual citizenship as provided for by Canadian law, not by choice. The Cruz family moved back to the U.S. when Sen. Cruz was four. His mother was born in Delaware and his father in Cuba. Sen. Cruz obtained a U.S. passport while in high school. If he is not a “natural born” U.S. citizen, then every military member, contractor or U.S. government employee, or even U.S. citizens on vacation who have children while working, traveling or stationed overseas is also deemed not to be a “natural born” citizen. But I believe should his citizenship status be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, that Sen. Cruz and the thousands of kids born overseas of U.S. citizen parent(s) will be deemed as “natural born.”
Phil Henning, Smithton