My son was born in The United Kingdom of American Parents. I did not have to file for citizenship for him. I had to file a CRBA “Consular Report of Birth Abroad” with the United States Embassy in London. My son was automatically a United States Citizen.
Link to details of CRBA for birth abroad. http://travel.state.gov/law/family_issues/birth/birth_593.html
He is also a citizen of the United Kingdom. I filed for and obtained a UK passport for him, and it was perfectly legal. My son can not be President of the United States as he is a dual national with dual allegiance. He can be President is he renounces his British Citizenship.
Ted Cruz can be President is he renounces his Canadian Citizenship. It would be very amusing if he has already done this and these attacks on him are moot.
That is exactly what I was thinking. :) I will laugh when we find out he did so many years ago.
Obama, on the other had got free stuff for claiming citizenry from another country. THAT is the issue.
I think Obama denounced his American citizenship somewhere. I think THAT is what the cover up is about.
It would be smart for Ted Cruz to renounce his Canadian citizenship, but there is no legal requirement for him to do so.
3 of our first 4 Presidents - Washington, Jefferson and Madison - were dual citizens with France. While serving as US President.