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  • Marketing U.S. Citizenship and Childbirth Services at Meadowlands Hospital[NJ]

    08/19/2016 10:28:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    NJ Spotlight ^ | 10 Aug 2016 | Lilo H. Stainton
    A New Jersey hospital advertises its services to pregnant Russian women who want to give birth in the U.S., enabling their children to qualify for dual citizenship This is the first in a series of articles investigating Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center. In this story we take a look at the facilityís AmeriMama birth-tourism program. Our second story details the hospitalís questionable business practices; the third, its ties to powerful NJ politicians.. A company based in the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center has been advertising online to Russian citizens, encouraging pregnant women to come to the Secaucus facility to give birth ó...
  • Khizr Khan Challenges Trump to Pass Citizenship Test

    08/16/2016 4:01:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 77 replies ^ | August 16, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father-turned-Democrat operative, has challenged Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to take the naturalization test that all legal immigrants must take to become U.S. citizens.
  • Germany mulls stripping citizenship from jihadists

    08/11/2016 6:12:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 11 Aug 2016 14:22 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    German citizens with dual nationality who fight for a terror group should be stripped of their German citizenship, the interior minister said Thursday, unveiling tough new measures after two attacks by Islamic State militants. ďGermans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror militia and who have another citizenship should lose their German nationality,Ē Thomas de MaiziŤre said. Some 820 people have left Germany to fight alongside jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, according to estimates by Germanyís secret services. With around one in three fighters having since returned to Germany, fears are running high of the threat they may...
  • No, the Constitution Does Not Bar ĎReligious Testsí in Immigration Law

    07/31/2016 7:51:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Andrew McCarthy
    Of all the ignorant pronouncements in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dumbest may be that the Constitution forbids a ďreligious testĒ in the vetting of immigrants. Monotonously repeated in political speeches and talking-head blather, this claim is heedless of the Islamic doctrinal roots on which foreign-born Islamists and the jihadists they breed base their anti-Americanism. It is also dead wrong. The clause said to be the source of this drivel is found in Article VI. As youíll no doubt be shocked to learn, it has utterly nothing to do with immigration. The clause states, ďno religious Test shall ever be...
  • Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship

    06/14/2016 7:08:13 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | June 12, 2016 | Julie Masis
    Tens of thousands of Russian dual nationals are being effectively stripped of their Russian citizenship via a quiet policy of Russian consulates worldwide refusing to renew their passports. Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 ó the date...
  • Are American Samoans American?

    06/08/2016 6:44:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 June 2016 | Christina Duffy Ponsa
    The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to hear an appeal in Tuaua v. United States, which poses the question of whether the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment applies to American Samoa. That this is a question at all is puzzling, and not just because itís called American Samoa. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution guarantees citizenship to ďall persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.Ē The United States annexed the eastern half of a group of Pacific islands known as the Samoas at the end of the 19th century. As a...
  • Citizenship applications soar in Trumpís wake

    05/27/2016 3:46:28 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Applications for U.S. citizenship soared in the first three months of the year compared with 2015, appearing to confirm the predictions of several Democratic-leaning groups that the numbers would climb in response to the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump.
  • Pocohontas comment re:Elizabeth Warren

    05/27/2016 2:05:28 PM PDT · by Rustybucket · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 26, 1016 | Hunter Walker
    Donald Trump repeatedly mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as ďPocahontasĒ at a press conference in North Dakota on Thursday, even as a Native American woman present at the event interrupted to call his comments ďoffensive.Ē ďThatís very offensive. Sorry,Ē the woman said. ďIs that offensive? You tell me,Ē Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. ďOh, oh really ó oh, Iím sorry about that,ď Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again. ďPocahontas. Is that what you said?Ē Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential...
  • Right of the Soil (Arizona Civil Rights Conference)

    05/20/2016 8:15:53 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 20, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    One of the defining features of our society is its strange approach to citizenship. We live in the only major Western nation which operates under a policy of unrestricted jus soli, which means that individuals seeking to acquire American citizenship for their children need only birth them on United States soil in order to do so, even if they have no tangible ties to this country. The absurdity of this situation becomes evident when you realize that nearly 10% of children born in any given year have parents who are illegal aliens. The fact that this warped approach to citizenship...
  • Federal judge overturns Kansas law, says voters donít have to prove citizenship to register

    05/17/2016 8:06:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    Requiring would-be voters to prove their citizenship when they try to register at motor vehicle bureaus is a burden on their right to vote, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, striking down Kansasís law. Judge Julie A. Robinson said only a few noncitizens have broken the rules to vote in Kansas in recent years, and that doesnít outweigh the hurdles placed in the way of thousands of legal voters who are struggling to prove their citizenship. States instead should rely on would-be votersí word that they are citizens, Judge Robinson said. ďThe record in this case suggests that there is a...
  • Why Cruz Campaign Proves we are No Longer a ďNation of Laws but Men (Women)Ē

    05/03/2016 8:38:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies ^ | May 2, 2016 | Michael Ware
    Our Founding Father, John Adams is quoted as saying: ďWe are a nation of laws and not men.Ē He said this to express the fact that we were not ruled by men. Whether king or emperor, all were to be governed and judged the same. Unlike the many nations of the world, swept up in divine right or democratic despotism (France), we were a nation that was founded on a written law. This law, the Constitution, was to be the final authority. We were not to look to figureheads or talking heads. We were to look to the standard, and...
  • Canada's government has trouble detecting citizenship fraud: watchdog

    05/03/2016 12:18:32 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/3/16
    Canada's government is doing a bad job of weeding out fraudulent citizenship applications and this means ineligible people can obtain Canadian passports, the country's top watchdog said on Tuesday. The findings could alarm U.S. critics already worried by what they say are the security risks posed by the new Liberal government's decision to quickly accept 25,000 Syrian refugees after taking power last November. Auditor General Michael Ferguson said in a report he had discovered a series of problems in the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRC) department, which is responsible for making sure only eligible people can become Canadian nationals. "We...
  • U.S. Citizen Born Abroad: Consular Record ďIs My Birth CertificateĒ

    05/03/2016 5:16:13 AM PDT · by iontheball · 131 replies
    Post & Email ^ | May 2, 2016 | Sharon Rondeau
    In the midst of questions arising as to why presidential candidate Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas, has produced no documentation to support his claim that he was born a U.S. citizen in Canada in December 1970, author, former congressional candidate and former Hawaii resident Miki Booth provided a copy of her birth certificate, prepared by the American consulate in Sapporo, Japan, indicating that she was a U.S. citizen born abroad. The certificate was sent to The Post & Email by surface mail and returned in the same manner. Booth was born on December 18, 1949 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan...
  • Trumps Harsh Words on Immigration Is Motivating Immigrants

    05/02/2016 4:17:50 AM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 44 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | 5/2/2016 | Sergio Bustos, Associated Press
    Tens of thousands of immigrants seeking citizenship as immigration is key campaign issue. MIAMI (AP) ó Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration is at the center in this year's presidential campaign. Many immigration advocates say fear of Donald Trump becoming president is motivating many longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship, so they can vote. On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina (oh-SPEE'-nah) stood in a long line to take the first step
  • Ted Cruz Renounces Newly Discovered Canadian Citizenship

    05/01/2016 4:18:43 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 6/10/14
    The Republican senator gave up his dual citizenship months after first learning he was a Canadian citizen Texas Senator (and possible 2016 presidential hopeful) Ted Cruz has formally given up his Canadian citizenship, about nine months after learning he had it. While at home in Houston on Tuesday, Cruz was notified by mail that the renunciation became official on May 14, The Dallas Morning News reports. ďHeís pleased to receive the notification and glad to have this process finalized,Ē spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said. Cruz intended to give up his Canadian citizenship, which was not a secret, after The Dallas Morning...
  • Heidi Cruz: ĎTed Is An Immigrant!í

    05/01/2016 4:54:29 AM PDT · by Pfesser · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/2016 | Chuck Ross
    (Daily Caller) Heidi Cruz opened up a potential line of attack for Donald Trump on Saturday when she told a campaign crowd in Indiana that her husband can unify the Republican party because he is an immigrant. ďTed is an immigrant. He is Hispanic. He can unify this party,Ē Cruz told an audience in Greenfield, according to the Washington Examinerís Byron York. The Texas senator was born to a Cuban father and American mother in Canada in 1970 but moved to Texas several years later. And though Cruz is an American citizen because his motherís nationality, Trump has used his...
  • Germany to consider stripping IS fighters of citizenship: document

    04/20/2016 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:06pm EDT | (Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrew Roche)
    Germanyís ruling coalition plans to look into stripping Islamic State fighters of their German citizenship to prevent them from coming back to the country, a draft document seen by Reuters on Wednesday shows. More than 800 people have traveled from Germany to Syria and northern Iraq in recent years and around 70 returnees took part in combat or military training there, the head of Germanyís domestic intelligence agency said earlier this month. [Ö] The coalition is also considering depriving German supporters of Islamic State of identity cards and passports to prevent them from traveling to areas controlled by Islamic State,...
  • Obama Allots $19 Mil to Register Immigrant Voters

    04/18/2016 9:52:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 18, 2016
    A year after President Obama launched his Task Force on New Americans the administration is injecting it with a $19 million infusion so it can achieve its key initiative of registering new voters that will likely support Democrats in the upcoming election. Officially, this is being described as enhancing pathways to naturalization by offering immigrants free citizenship instruction, English, U.S. history and civics courses. The cash is being distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, and the obvious goal is to register more immigrant voters because they tend to be Democrat....

    Today I discovered that the reason I could not find a section of the Nationalization Statues is because the section had been scrubbed. This is not an accident. The section removed had confirmed that the interpretation of the State Department based on the Constitution and relevant case law was that Naturalization did not convey natural born status for Constitutional purposes. The Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and associated Handbooks (FAHs) are a single, comprehensive, and authoritative source for the Department's organization structures, policies, and procedures that govern the operations of the State Department, the Foreign Service and, when applicable, other federal...
  • Cruz may have bamboozled the citizens of Texas in 2012 Senate bid

    04/07/2016 3:31:41 PM PDT · by Suz in AZ · 141 replies
    Sonoran ^ | April 6, 2016 | Linda Bentley
    On March 10, Attorney Stephen Pidgeon, lead counsel for the North American Law Center sent a letter to Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos on behalf of a legal citizen and voter in Texas, as well as in the public interest of the nation, questioning if, when Cruz ran for, was elected and certified by the Texas Secretary of State as the new U.S. Senator representing the people of Texas, he was a legal citizen of Canada. As of this writing, Pidgeon has not received a response. Ted Cruz Attached to his letter, Pidgeon provided a copy of Cruz's...
  • Mexican government urging US immigrants to become citizens and vote

    03/21/2016 9:05:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/21/2016 | Rick Moran
    Mexican consulates in the U.S. are hosting citizenship clinics across the country, hoping to convince permanent residents from Mexico to become U.S. citizens so they can vote against Donald Trump. The pious declaration from the Mexican government that they are not "interfering" in the U.S. election fails the smell test. From Bloomberg: Joel Diaz doesnít want to wait to see how it all turns out. The Mexican-American, who has been a permanent resident of the U.S. for six years, arrived at the Mexican consulate in Chicago on Saturday with his wife and four adult sons to register all of them...
  • Judge Has Harsh Words For DOJ in Key Voter Integrity Case

    02/22/2016 6:58:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2016 | Andrew Kloster
    "Inconceivable." "This is the first time in 14 years I've seen this." Those were some of federal district Judge Leon's comments regarding what the Department of Justice asked for in court today, as part of an important case that could impact the integrity of the 2016 election. The DOJ sought to not fight a lawsuit against the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), conceding to a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction filed by the League of Women voters and other activist groups. The EAC had decided to allow Kansas, Arizona, Georgia, and other states "to enforce state laws ensuring...
  • Bad news for Ted Cruz: his eligibility for president is going to court

    02/19/2016 6:36:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 336 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/18/16 | Dara Lind and Jeff Stein
    The problem: the meaning of "natural-born citizen" Here is what the Constitution says about who can be president: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. The problem is the Constitution doesn't define "natural born Citizen." Neither does any current law. And no one has...
  • U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

    02/12/2016 3:10:57 PM PST · by wtd · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 12, 2016 | Judicial Watch
    U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. CitizenshipRecognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It's a crucial issue that's left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it's been proven that identification measures aren't enough to keep illegal immigrants from voting in U.S. elections. Regardless, liberals and Democrats in Congress assert that requiring voters to provide a government-issued ID to vote discriminates against minorities because they are either too...
  • U.S. Election Comm. Quietly Lets States Verify U.S. Citizenship

    02/12/2016 10:04:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 12, 201`6
    Recognizing that voter identification is not sufficient, the government agency created by Congress to oversee the administration of elections has quietly reversed itself to allow states to verify U.S. citizenship before permitting voters to register. It's a crucial issue that's left the voter ID argument in the dust considering it's been proven that identification measures aren't enough to keep illegal immigrants from voting in U.S. elections. Regardless, liberals and Democrats in Congress assert that requiring voters to provide a government-issued ID to vote discriminates against minorities because they are either too poor or too ignorant to get one. The powerful...
  • French parliament approves stripping citizenship from terrorists

    02/10/2016 10:22:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 4:15 AM | Ben Ariel
    Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday night narrowly voted to pass a highly controversial proposal to amend the constitution to strip people convicted of terrorist offenses of their French nationality, AFP reported. The measure, passed by 162 votes to 148 with 22 abstentions, followed weeks of debate after it was proposed as part of a set of measures by President Francois Hollande in the wake of the jihadist attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people. The nationality measure has strong public support, but has deeply divided Hollande's ruling Socialist Party. ...
  • Oh Oh... (Ted Cruz and dual citizenship)

    02/10/2016 8:13:15 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 147 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 02/08/2016 | Karl Denninger
    There's a clean question on the table regarding dual citizenship for persons born in Canada prior to 1977 (when they changed their law to officially recognize dual nationality.) Prior to that date, with few exceptions, you could not hold dual nationality with Canada. In other words the very act of "renouncing" Canadian Citizenship means that Cruz never held US citizenship at birth because his parents had to declare his nationality at the time he was born. There may be exceptions that were available at the time but the law now is immaterial. The only material fact is what the law...
  • Something to Think About

    02/10/2016 7:23:23 AM PST · by beachn4fun · 33 replies
    February 10, 2016 | Me
    There's been a lot of talk about whether Cruz is considered an natural born citizen, and therefore, eligible or not to run for President. There are different interpretations and I've been contemplating this issue and I want to throw this out for discussion: If two American citizens are living in, say, Germany when their child is born; does that automatically make the child a German citizen? Or are they American citizens because their parents are? Hmm... Yet, in America, when a child of two non-citizens is born in the USofA, the child is automatically considered a citizen. So, do we...
  • Birther Challenge Against Ted Cruz Dismissed By Illinois Board Of Elections

    02/03/2016 5:59:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Ulysses Arn
    The Illinois Board of Elections of Monday ruled on a birther challenge to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to be on the Illinois March 15th primary ballot. The board said that, "Further discussion on this issue is unnecessary." As they rejected the challenge, as well as another separate challenge against Sen. Marco Rubio. Popular Grove lawyer Lawrence Joyce brought the challenge, he was one of the lawyers representing people in 2008 and into 2009 seeking to have Barack Obama disqualified from serving as President using the same birther arguments that were made against Cruz. Those birther challenges against President Obama...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Is a Naturalized Citizen, not a Natural Born Citizen

    01/30/2016 6:07:38 PM PST · by kathsua · 146 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | Jnuary 30th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The United States Constitution requires presidents to be ‚Äúnatural born citizens‚ÄĚ. The original Constitution doesn‚Äôt define ‚Äúnatural born citizen‚ÄĚ, but the 14th Amendment states there are two categories of U.S. citizens: those who are born in the United States and those who are naturalized under Acts of Congress.
  • No, Ted Cruz Did NOT Support Amnesty, Concedes Megyn Kelly After #GOPDebate

    01/29/2016 7:12:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Red State ^ | January 29, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    During the Fox News/Google GOP debate on Thursday night, the candidates, especially Rubio and Cruz, were taken to task over their record on immigration. In one exchange, moderator Megyn Kelly challenged Senator Cruz to on whether, based on his amendments offered, he supported legalization. "Yes it would," said Kelly of his amendment. However, later that evening Kelly interviewed Cruz and conceded an important point. That being pretty much the opposite, which is that he did not and does not support legalizing the status of people here illegally. First, what was said at the debate: "It would have allowed for legalization,...
  • Natural Born Citizens and the Presidency: Is a citizen at birth considered natural born?

    01/22/2016 7:58:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 178 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/22/2016 | Mike Razar
    The recent controversy over the eligibility of Ted Cruz for the office of the Presidency is one of those conundrums embedded in the U.S. Constitution. That august document is full of ambiguous words and phrases that challenge even the strictest and most principled interpreters. The phrase "natural born citizen" could mean any number of things. For example, at the time of birth: 1. At least one parent is a U.S. citizen. 2. Both parents are U.S. citizens. 3. The birth occurs in a state of the United States. 4. The birth occurs in a state of the United States or...
  • Cruz, Natural Born Citizen Or Not? - Frankly, I am not sure that I care anymore

    01/20/2016 10:15:17 AM PST · by inpajamas · 129 replies
    01/20/2016 | inpajamas
    I was told today that Ted Cruz's conservatism was moot because he is not eligible to run for president. I have also been told by others that true conservatives cannot win a general election. If that is true, then there is no winning, for even if you prevail by sacrificing values and principles to enlarge your "tent", you have won nothing. The truth is, regardless of Cruz's status, Cruz's conservatism is not moot anymore than the Founders ideas were moot. For if values and principles are moot, you can follow the law precisely and you have nothing. The Founders parted...
  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship [14th Amendment]

    01/19/2016 11:30:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/25/15
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Vanity - My letter to the Maine GOP on Cruz Eligibility

    01/18/2016 7:19:37 AM PST · by Cboldt · 94 replies
    Vanity ^ | January 18, 2016 | vanity
    My letter to Jason Savage, the executive diretor of the Maine GOP ... There is evidence that Cruz is a naturalized citizen of the US. He was born in Canada, and the SCOTUS case of Rogers v. Bellei, if applied, would assign Cruz the status of naturalized citizen of the US. I understand that certification of his qualifications emanates from the RNC, and that the Maine GOP is powerless to challenge the certification. A certification that is clearly false, as any competent court would find, if it found it had jurisdiction. I also understand that I am voting, in the...
  • Trump: How can you be a U.S. senator if you're a Canadian citizen?

    01/15/2016 2:08:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2016 | AllahPundit
    A morsel from the spin room after last night’s debate. Trump is making a prudential argument, I take it, not a legal one since there’s zippo in the Constitution barring senators from holding dual citizenship, which Cruz did until 2014. In fact, Article I explicitly permits someone to become a senator even if they haven’t been an American citizen since birth: “No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that...
  • In his own words: Ted Cruz on his U.S. citizenship

    01/12/2016 8:00:15 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 153 replies ^ | 1/8/16 | Byron York
    MASON CITY, IOWA -- Thanks to Donald Trump, the Ted Cruz birther issue emerged this week on the edges of the presidential campaign. Cruz, born in Canada to an American citizen mother and a Cuban father, is an American citizen by birth, according to U.S. law. But Trump suggested there might be a question of whether Cruz meets the constitutional requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen," and that the issue could be tied up in litigation, thus creating a problem for Republicans if Cruz were to be the party's nominee. At a town hall in Mason City...
  • Where is Ted Cruz CRBA? Shows you were ZOTTED ...

    01/12/2016 5:48:45 AM PST · by Curmie · 176 replies
    Birth of U.S. Citizens Abroad A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain statutory requirements are met. The child’s parents should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (CRBA) to document that the child is a U.S. citizen. If the U.S. embassy or consulate determines that the child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth, a consular officer will approve the CRBA application and the Department of State will issue a CRBA, also...
  • Trump vs. Cruz: Eligibility questions justified? [Geraldo Rivera backs Trump, again]

    01/12/2016 2:54:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2016 | Sean Hannity transcript
    "...HANNITY: ..... The relevant code is U.S. Code 1401 and it says the following as it relates to nationals and citizens of the United States at birth. "The following shall be nationals and citizens,"and it goes on,"a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents, one of whom is a citizen of the U.S. who has been physically present in the U.S. or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year prior to the birth of such a person and the other of whom is a national but not a citizen...
  • Judge Nap: Cruz's American Citizenship Is Settled and Established

    01/11/2016 8:53:37 AM PST · by VinL · 296 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/11/15 | Staff
    Donald Trump continues to raise the issue of Sen.Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) American citizenship. In a Fox News Sunday interview (below), Trump argued that the Canadian-born senator must "get this problem solved" before potentially running against a Democrat in the fall and facing a lawsuit. "Does 'natural-born' mean born to the land, meaning born on the land? In that case, he's not. But nobody knows what it means because it hasn't been adjudicated and it hasn't gone to the Supreme Court," said Trump. On America's Newsroom this morning, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said that Cruz's American citizenship...
  • Ted Cruz dismisses ‚ÄėSWAMP THEORIES‚Äô about his citizenship

    01/09/2016 9:48:35 AM PST · by Isara · 236 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 9, 2016 | soopermexican
    I’m kinda surprised that Jake Tapper pursued this line of questioning against Ted Cruz, but he hit it out of the park. Watch below:Ted Cruz dismisses citizenship 'swamp theories' (Video)It really is ridiculous and it’s not surprising that his opponents are pushing this issue when he is winning in Iowa.
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Releases Mother's Birth Certificate to Satisfy Unsatisfiable Crazy People

    01/09/2016 12:13:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 240 replies
    Slate ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jim Newell
    Unless he himself becomes president, Donald Trump should serve in the next administration as Special Envoy for Getting People to Dig Up Birth Certificates for Public Consumption, because he's hella good at it. His speculation about Obama's birthplace prompted the President to release his long-form birth certificate in 2011. And now, after only a few days of muttering about Cruz's eligibility to become president, he's prompted Cruz to release… his mother's? Wait, it makes sense. As best we can tell there are two main strands of Cruz birtherism. One is that the Supreme Court has never directly ruled on the...
  • Ted Cruz On Birthright Citizenship - Then and Now (Youtube)

    01/08/2016 1:48:56 PM PST · by mbrfl · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | Real Americans 4 Real Presidents
    Comparison of Cruz's thoughts on birthright citizenship in 2011 with his views today.
  • Why Ted Cruz is a "natural born citizen" [A legal, historical and constitutional argument]

    01/08/2016 9:09:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/08/2016 | By Randy Barnett
    Linking to this succinct but powerful essay by Paul Clement and my Georgetown colleague Neal Katyal, Jonathan usefully summarizes the legal argument for why Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, is a "natural born citizen" under Article II, section 1 of the Constitution, which provides: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution,shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five...
  • Ted Cruz renounced Canadian citizenship as soon as he knew about it.

    01/07/2016 7:53:38 PM PST · by Isara · 131 replies
    Victory Girls ^ | January 7, 2016 | Jenny North
    Victory Girls posted earlier about why Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen - he was born in Canada but he gained U.S. citizenship through his mother. He did not need to be ‚Äúnaturalized‚ÄĚ to become a U.S. citizen. Case closed, right. But, but, but, he only renounced his Canadian citizenship 15 months ago. Carly Fiorina says we should ask him why, seeming to imply that he‚Äôs got some dual-aspirations in addition to dual-citizenship.According to the Washington Post, Ted Cruz renounced Canadian citizenship almost as soon as he learned of it. The WaPo reported in 2013: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)...
  • The stunningly illogical attack on Ted Cruz's citizenship

    01/07/2016 11:32:52 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 50 replies
    American Irony ^ | 1-7-16 | The Looking Spoon
    In Canada a natural born citizen is someone who is born in the country or someone born abroad and has one parent who is a citizen. In the United States according to this Harvard Law Review article, a naturally born U.S citizen would fall under the very same requirements. Congress has recognized since the Founding, a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent is generally a U.S. citizen from birth with no need for naturalization. And the phrase ‚Äúnatural born Citizen‚ÄĚ in the Constitution encompasses all such citizens from birth. Thus, an individual born to a U.S. citizen parent...
  • Donald Trump Questioned Again In New Hampshire About Ted Cruz ‚ÄúEligibility‚Ä̂Ķ.

    01/06/2016 4:52:32 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 6, 2015 | sundance
    It started with the¬†Washington Post asking¬†candidate Donald Trump about Ted Cruz‚Äôs eligibility to run for President because Ted Cruz was a Canadian citizen until last year.¬† The question surfaced again last night ‚Äď and the media continue to frame the answers as Trump attacking Cruz. In November democrat Alan Grayson¬†stated his intention¬†to sue Ted Cruz over his eligibility or lack thereof.¬† Trump appears to be responding (below) to the intent of Grayson to tie up the issue in court: Donald Trump Ted Cruz Wasnt born In This Country He Had A Canadian Passport According to the outline in the following...
  • Donald Trump Keeps Pushing Ted Cruz Citizenship Issue

    01/06/2016 3:47:16 PM PST · by House Atreides · 110 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 6, 2016 | Alan Rappeport
    Donald J. Trump continued to fan the flames of doubt over Senator Ted Cruz's citizenship on Wednesday, suggesting that his Canadian roots might be a problem if he won the Republican presidential nomination. The decision to confront Mr. Cruz more directly comes as Mr. Trump, who has dominated most national and state polls for months, faces the prospect of losing to the Texas senator in next month's Iowa caucuses. Popular among evangelical Christians and conservatives, Mr. Cruz has become a favorite to win the first contest of the nominating process.
  • Desperate, Dishonest Donald Trump Goes Birther on Ted Cruz

    01/06/2016 3:19:23 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 86 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-01-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    You knew it was coming! Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz‚Äôs Canadian birthplace was a ‚Äúvery precarious‚ÄĚ issue that could make the Texas senator vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee. ‚ÄúRepublicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‚ÄėDo we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?‚Äô That‚Äôd be a big problem,‚ÄĚ Trump said when asked about the topic. This is how Donald Trump operates: whenever he's threatened by someone in the polls, he tries to smear his opponents. He did so with Dr. Ben Carson,...
  • Cruz Citizenship Timeline (documented)

    01/06/2016 8:00:32 AM PST · by conservative98 · 142 replies
    Scribd ^ | jb_uspu
    This is an authenticated timeline of known facts concerning the citizenship of Senator Ted Cruz. FACTUAL CRUZ CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE (Everything presented in this timeline is a matter of public record. All of it is based upon publicly reported events, public statements made by Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz, officials with the Elect Ted movement or U.S. and Canadian officials.)