"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.
Hes a Canadian, said Toronto lawyer Stephen Green, past chairman of the Canadian Bar Associations Citizenship and Immigration Section.
The circumstances of Cruzs birth have fueled a simmering debate over his eligibility to run for president. Knowingly or not, dual citizenship is an apparent if inconvenient truth for the tea party firebrand, who shows every sign hes angling for the White House.
He was born with dual citizenship, and therefore dual allegiance. He owed allegience to a foreign power until such time as he lost or renounced his born with foreign citizenship.
It could very well be, that Sen. Cruz is trying to take this issue to the national stage by getting the drive by media to talk about dual citizenship.
If he is sucessfully in doing that, he will be doing this country a great favor.
Because then, Obama's born with dual citizenship and therefore dual allegience owed comes in to question.
HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN?
To which can now be added...
HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY CANADA?