It seems on the Fringes of the Republican Right-wing, they have selected a spokesperson and possible residential candidate named Senator Ted Cruz.
That's fine with me, I enjoy watching a good political Debate & Election.
The problem I have is Ted Cruz maintains Dual-Citizenship with both Canada & the United States. Today he both released a copy of his birth Certificate which states clearly he was born in Calgary Canada as well as speaking out in public saying he renounces Canadian citizenship.
"Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, because I left Calgary when I was 4 and have lived my entire life since then in the U.S., and because I have never taken affirmative steps to claim Canadian citizenship, I assumed that was the end of the matter," Cruz wrote in his statement.
"Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship. Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship," he continued. "Nothing against Canada, but I'm an American by birth, and as a U.S. Senator, I believe I should be only an American."
Technically, as bright a lawyer as Ted Cruz is, one would think he knows he must formally go to a Canadian Embassy and file forms to legally renounce his citizenship.
As for his father, he has freely admitted to entering the United States illegally after having fought for Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution. He entered the United States in 1957 to study at the University of Texas, knowing no English and with only $100 sewn into his underwear. Unfortunately, his arrival in 1957 was well before enactment of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 that says, essentially, that anyone who fled Cuba and got into the United States would be allowed to pursue residency a year later.
Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, Senator ted Cruz father only became a US Citizen in 2005.
How is it that Rafael Bienvenido Cruz has been in the United States first from his arrival all through his time of study at the University of Texas. Then leaving the United States to live in Canada and only returning in 1974 to the United States. All the while not being a citizen or going through the proper immigration channels innitially, attending the University of Texas and re-entering the United States in 1974, then only becoming a US Citizen in 2005 ?
Shouldn't Rafael Bienvenido Cruz have to pay some type of penalty for evading and obstructing our Immigration laws for over 40+ years?