Canada-born Ted Cruz is a citizen of that country as well as U.S.

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My sister has dual citzenship having been born in Ireland, and my brother and I obtained Irish passports a few years ago because our mother and grandmother were born there. None of us is running for President (sadly), but I would expect the Baggers to get all huffy about "where his loyalties lay". Doubt it will happen though. Some great tweets on this here.

WASHINGTON — 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.

That means he could assert the right to vote in Canada or even run for Parliament. On a lunch break from the U.S. Senate, he could head to the nearby embassy — the one flying a bright red maple leaf flag — pull out his Calgary, Alberta, birth certificate and obtain a passport.

“He’s a Canadian,” said Toronto lawyer Stephen Green, past chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section.

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  • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

    This will be very funny to watch. I have dual citizenship in the U.S. and Jamaica, but I am not looking to run for the presidency. The silence from the usual chorus of Obama haters is interesting. I wonder when Donald Trump will start requesting Ted Cruz's passport application, college transcripts and long-form birth certificate.

  • Abby

    Rahm Emmanuel among others is an Israeli citizen, Michele Bachmann requested Swiss citizenship. Wonder what they know, and we don't.