Natural born citizen of the USA

Item 1

cruz dad

Item 2

Cruz was born on December 22, 1970,[3][4] at Foothills General Hospital[5][6] in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to parents Eleanor Elizabeth (Darragh) Wilson and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz.[7][8][9]

At the time of his birth, Cruz’s parents had lived in Calgary for three years and were working in the oil business as owners of a seismic-data processing firm for oil drilling.[8][10][11][12][13] Cruz has said, “I’m the son of two mathematicians/computer programmers.”[14]

In 1974, his father left the family and moved to Texas.[15]

Later that year, his parents reconciled and relocated to Houston.[5]

Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, was born in Cuba. His paternal grandfather, Rafael, immigrated to Cuba as an infant with his parents from the Spanish Canary Islands.[16]

His mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and is three quarters of Irish descent and one quarter of Italian descent.[17][18]

His father left Cuba in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin and obtained political asylum in the United States after his four-year student visa expired.[19]

Rafael Cruz [presumably the father, not the son – see Item 7] earned Canadian citizenship in 1973[5] and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005.[8][20][21][22] His mother earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rice University in the 1950s.[23] Eleanor and Rafael Cruz divorced in 1997.[24]

Cruz had two older half-sisters, Miriam Ceferina Cruz and Roxana Lourdes Cruz, from his father’s first marriage. Miriam died in 2011.[24][25][26]

Item 3

8 U.S. Code § 1401 – Nationals and citizens of United States at birth

The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:

(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;

(b) a person born in the United States to a member of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe:

Provided,

That the granting of citizenship under this subsection shall not in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of such person to tribal or other property;

(c) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United States and one of whom has had a residence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such person;

(d) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who has been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year prior to the birth of such person, and the other of whom is a national, but not a citizen of the United States;

(e) a person born in an outlying possession of the United States of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States who has been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year at any time prior to the birth of such person;

(f) a person of unknown parentage found in the United States while under the age of five years, until shown, prior to his attaining the age of twenty-one years, not to have been born in the United States;

(g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years:

Provided,

That any periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or periods of employment with the United States Government or with an international organization as that term is defined in section 288 of title 22 by such citizen parent, or any periods during which such citizen parent is physically present abroad as the dependent unmarried son or daughter and a member of the household of a person (A) honorably serving with the Armed Forces of the United States, or (B) employed by the United States Government or an international organization as defined in section 288 of title 22, may be included in order to satisfy the physical-presence requirement of this paragraph. This proviso shall be applicable to persons born on or after December 24, 1952, to the same extent as if it had become effective in its present form on that date; and

(h) a person born before noon (Eastern Standard Time) May 24, 1934, outside the limits and jurisdiction of the United States of an alien father and a mother who is a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, had resided in the United States.

(June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title III, ch. 1, § 301, 66 Stat. 235; Pub. L. 89–770, Nov. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 1322; Pub. L. 92–584, §§ 1, 3, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1289; Pub. L. 95–432, §§ 1, 3, Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1046; Pub. L. 99–653, § 12, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3657; Pub. L. 103–416, title I, § 101(a), Oct. 25, 1994, 108 Stat. 4306.)

Expanded version:

http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title8/chapter12/subchapter3&edition=prelim

The dates you’re looking for:

1994—Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 103–416 added subsec. (h).

1986—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 99–653 substituted “five years, at least two” for “ten years, at least five”.

1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–432, §3, struck out “(a)” before “The following” and redesignated pars. (1) to (7) as (a) to (g), respectively.

One more:

§1408. Nationals but not citizens of the United States at birth

(4) A person born outside the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a national, but not a citizen, of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than seven years in any continuous period of ten years—

(A) during which the national parent was not outside the United States or its outlying possessions for a continuous period of more than one year, and

(B) at least five years of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years.

Item 4

Maine Governor Paul LePage told radio host Howie Carr he believes Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for president. LePage said he has two daughters who had to be naturalized after being born in Canada.
Breitbart reported:

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that he doesn’t believe Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to become president.

From the Huffington Post:

LePage told radio host Howie Carr that his two daughters were born in Canada, and they had to be naturalized as U.S. citizens even though he was born in America.

“So I have a question there,” LePage said.

Cruz was also born in Canada, but he maintains that he fits the constitutional requirement that a president be a “natural born citizen” because his mother was born in America.

LePage said he didn’t think Cruz could be president because he believed his daughters were also ineligible.

Item 5

Pamela Prout

My grandson was born in Bangkok,Thailand to two American Citizens.He was issued a Thai Birth Certificate an was a Thai citizen at birth.

A week after he was born my daughter and I took all the information to the American Embassy .Six weeks later My daughter received my grandson’s birth certificate,social security #,and American Passport(which ,every time it has been reissued still states place of birth BANGKOK,THAILAND)His U.S. Birth Certificate also States BANGKOK,THAILAND.

What is also interesting,while at the U.S. Embassy ,taking care of all the paperwork,a titled (sub,deputy,assistant whatever)explained the procedure.He told my daughter,that Jonny’s Birth Certificate,Passport,and social security # would be issued in Maryland,which was SOP for children born overseas to an/or American/s Parent/s.

He then said”That although Jonny could never be PRESIDENT of THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA,(having been born on foreign soil)he could do anything else in politics,or diplomatic corp,if he chose to . My point being Ted Cruz was born in Calgary,Canada to only one American Parent,didn’t renounce his Canadian Citizenship until sometime in 2014.So if my grandson is not eligible to be President,how can Cruz be??!!!!

Item 6 – a dialogue

Thaddeus McKeown 

Your Grandson Is Allow To Run Being The Both His Parents Were US Citizens At The Time Of His Birth I Know This To Be A Fact I’m Also A Natural Born Citizen Born Abroad . Only Difference Is I Was Born In West Germany Of To Natural Born Citizens At A Military Hospital And My Birth Ceter, Is In German

Sam Schaeffer 

Thaddeus McKeown if you were born on a U.S.Military base abroad ,it’s considered U.S. soil,just like a U.S.Embassy abroad is considered U.S. soil,so you would be a Natural Born Citizen just as if you were born in one of the 50 states,that is the difference.

Item 7

This is a Maclean’s article:

http://www.macleans.ca/politics/washington/ted-cruz-made-in-canada/

… in which the wording is used:

Rafael Cruz became a Canadian citizen in 1973, something he hadn’t yet done south of the border. While he seldom discussed politics or life with Wren, the colleague figures he was happy in Canada. “His business prospered, and he was well recognized in the industry.

That would not be the son as he already was Canadian, plus the article is about Rafael and Ted, plus Wren [“says Easton Wren, an Amoco geophysicist who collaborated with Cruz on technical papers”].

Which leaves Ted still north of the border, not in the USA.  He was then brought, as a toddler, into the USA, where he remained.  And that is where the story stops and is the point from which it is covered up.

My interest in it is why the PTB who show the largesse, take a candidate under their wing and fund him – why have they done this three elections in a row with a man of disputed citizenship in terms of eligibility for the presidency goes? Is the disputed citizenship just a quirk, an accident, a coincidence, or is it an attempt to have things added to the judicial definitions, as with section h at the top, specifically mentioning mothers, in order to broaden the concept of US citizenship to the point almost anyone could legally be “natural-born”?

For a purpose down the track, someone being groomed now, as Barry Soetoro was.

UPDATE

This now via Trump supporters, so view it as you will. Click and click again to embiggen:)

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2 comments for “Natural born citizen of the USA

  1. April 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks for this, James!

    Why aren’t the media talking about this?

    Presumably, it would raise too many questions about Obama. A lot of PUMAs (ex-Hillary supporters) were worried about this in 2008. They were right. Look who the GOP has in 2016: Ted Cruz.

    I especially liked Elisa Sluijs’s recollection of events. Source page:

    https://malialitman.com/2016/04/15/facebook-news-cruzs-mother-renounced-her-american-citizenship/

    In any event, the Supreme Court really must deal with this issue.

    Incidentally, what Sam Schaeffer says about military base citizenship is what I was taught at school. Otherwise, the military would have a heck of a time getting personnel.

    • April 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

      So now it’s wait and see. Most interesting election year.

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