A constitutional scholar named “Pedro” explains why Canadian born Ted Cruz can serve as President of the U.S.
Click here to read the full March 3, 2015 story from American Thinker, quoted in part below.
Ted Cruz was born in Canada. He had (past tense) Canadian citizenship, which he was entitled to automatically, having been born in Canada, and which he has since renounced. He was also born with American citizenship. His mother was an American; his father was not.
The Constitution says any candidate for president must be 35 years of age, a resident within the United States for 14 years and a “natural born citizen.”
The question then is, what is a natural born citizen? I don’t think there is any doubt that being born abroad doesn’t prevent Cruz from being a natural born citizen. If so, any children born to American parents while abroad wouldn’t be Americans. That makes no sense. And to eliminate doubt, Congress expressly passed a law saying children of Americans born outside America were in fact natural born Americans.