If his father was an American citizen, at the time of his birth, I understand he is eligible.
Both parents don’t have to be born Americans for somebody to be eligible, just citizens.
Cruz’s father at the time of his birth was a Cuban citizen employed and residing in Canada. His father had some kind of a history with Castro at the time but evidently went against Castro in later years.
Please keep up with the rest of the class. Father was a citizen of CUBA at the time of Cruz’s birth, and did not become US citizen till many years later.
“Natural born” citizenship, until the Age of Obama held to be required by our Constitution as a condition of eligibility for holding the office of President, rests on two “legs.” One is both parents being U. S. citizens, and the other is the birth occurring on U. S. territory.
Obama’s father was not ever an American citizen. Ergo, Barack Hussein Obama is not a natural born citizen, regardless of the location of his birth.
Canada is not U. S. territory. Ergo, Sen. Cruz, albeit a fine citizen, is not a natural born citizen of the U.S.A.
“citizenship” and “natural born citizenship” are separate and distinct categories. The latter is specified by (a) citizenship of parents and (b) birth on U. S. territory.
Father was not a citizen until 2005.