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Ted Cruz is a fraud !

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  • Center Left Democrat
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    One of the best known “anchor babies” is Rafael Edward Cruz, who is better known as Ted Cruz.

    It is commonly believed that Ted automatically became an American citizen upon his birth on December 22, 1970 because his mother was born in Delaware, but the truth is actually a lot more complicated than that.

    Cruz's’s mother, the former Elizabeth Darragh Wilson was apparently born in Wilmington, Delaware. So far, that means that any child that she gave birth to would automatically become an American citizen, regardless of where that child was born.

    Ted’s father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz was born in Cuba. In 1957, he left Cuba to attend college at the University of Texas in Austin by virtue of a student visa. The only money that he had at the time was $100, which he had sewn into his underwear.

    He was able to obtain an exit visa from Cuba due to the fact that the family attorney bribed a Batista official to issue the visa. Due to the regime change in Cuba in 1959, he was granted political asylum in the United States following his graduation from college in 1961.

    By 1970, he had remarried, and moved to Canada with his second wife, Elizabeth Darragh Wilaon. Together, they owned a seismic-data processing processing firm for oil dealers.


    At some point before their son “Ted” was born, they both became Canadian citizens. As a result of the change in his nationality, the elder Cruz lost the student visa that had been issued by the United States. Although Canada DOES allow dual citizenship (as does the United States and 43 other countries) the privilege did not exist until February 15, 1977. As a result, Ted’s mother was a citizen ONLY of Canada when he was born - and so was her newborn son.

    https://www.henleyglobal.com/dual-citizenship/

    The family later moved back to Texas, where Ted attended high school.

    The status of United States citizens is very broad, and reads as follow:

    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.

    Due to the fact that Elizabth Darragh Wilson had lived in the United States for at least 5 years before moving to Canada, her children technically would be America citizens. However, since Canada did not allow dual citizenship in 1970, neither she or her son would have been allowed to be citizens of both Canada and the United States.

    In order to be a United States senator, an individual must have been a United States citizen for at least 9 years:

    Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution sets three qualifications for senators: 1) they must be at least 30 years old, 2) they must have been citizens of the United States for at least the past 9 years, and 3) they must be inhabitants of the states they seek to represent at the time of their election.

    Unless Ted himself became a citizen after moving to Texas, he is ineligible for the office of United States senator, even though he was elected to that office in 2012, a mere 7 years after his father finally got around to become a citizen of the United States. Since he renounced his Canadian citizenship is August of 2013, he technically isn't a citizen of ANY country.

    The requirements to be a United States President pretty clear cut:

    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.

    None of us believe that Ted Cruz is fit to be President, but the circumstances regarding his birth actually mean that he does not meet the criteria to be elected either to his current position, or the office of the Presidency.

  • Democrat
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    Isn't the term "Anchor baby" applied to the children of illegal immigrants and not to babies born with one parent being an American citizen?
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    Hello Arizona: GREAT RESEARCH --- Wow !! I imagine this will be quite a Blow to the Ted Cruz campaign. But a magical weapon to thrust upon the stage of Battle, when trying to "clean up" these pesky candidates of the GOP. I wonder, can we put in a new requirement for MODERATE SANITY (at least) ???
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Thanks Arizona. You have brought up a different angle than what I wrote about last year.

    Democratic Hub, February 15, 2014: Ted Cruz's US citizenship problem

    There is so much to question on Ted Cruz's citizenship problem, but somehow it seems off limits to the US media. I do not believe that under the laws that existed in 1970 when Ted Cruz was born in Canada that he ever fulfilled the requirements for US citizenship. Perhaps he might have done it at a much later date (same time as his father).

    The bottom line is that Ted Cruz cannot go through life using his Calgary, Alberta birth certificate as his proof of citizenship. He has to have an alternative sanctioned by the US State Department, the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, that both of my children use whenever a birth certificate is called for. I suspect he may have eventually gotten one, but it would be embarrassing to him to show it because of the date issued (maybe 2005?).

    That would have made him an "illegal" up to 2005 or whatever date he obtained it.

    Show us your US issued birth certificate Ted...the Consular Report of Birth Abroad...and not the Canadian. That Canadian birth certificate would not work for voting in Texas.

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    Thanks Arizona. You have brought up a different angle than what I wrote about last year.

    Democratic Hub, February 15, 2014: Ted Cruz's US citizenship problem

    There is so much to question on Ted Cruz's citizenship problem, but somehow it seems off limits to the US media. I do not believe that under the laws that existed in 1970 when Ted Cruz was born in Canada that he ever fulfilled the requirements for US citizenship. Perhaps he might have done it at a much later date (same time as his father).

    The bottom line is that Ted Cruz cannot go through life using his Calgary, Alberta birth certificate as his proof of citizenship. He has to have an alternative sanctioned by the US State Department, the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, that both of my children use whenever a birth certificate is called for. I suspect he may have eventually gotten one, but it would be embarrassing to him to show it because of the date issued (maybe 2005?).

    That would have made him an "illegal" up to 2005 or whatever date he obtained it.

    Show us your US issued birth certificate Ted...the Consular Report of Birth Abroad...and not the Canadian. That Canadian birth certificate would not work for voting in Texas.

    But?????? He's now buddies with Trump and a champion "evangelical" certainly they will help him to "whitewash" his past and if they do not succeed they will elevate him to the Pope of the JBS society.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Schmidt:

    A quick Google search of "Consular Report of Birth Abroad - Ted Cruz" produced a couple of interesting items.

    One is a Facebook page titled "Where is your CRBA, Senator Cruz?":

    https://www.facebook.com/Where-is-your-CRBA-Senator-Cruz-151593575048378/timeline/

    Another is an entry from democraticunderground.com, written by an individual who was born in Canada, but later became a U.S. citizen. He mentions form FS-240, and he also mentions the fact that Ted Cruz has likely voted illegally.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023505000

  • Liberal Democrat
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    The Form FS-240 is the same as the Consular Report of Birth Abroad. Ted doesn't have one, or if he does it probably has a date that is more recent rather than 1970, which would suggest that he was or is an "illegal".

    A while ago I sent all my findings to the Dallas Morning News but they didn't follow up with me. I guess they just want to let it lie as well.

    The dual citizenship (Canadian, USA) is not something I am qualified to comment on. Lots of Americans at that time worked or lived in Canada, but I am not aware that they had to become Canadian citizens or renounce their US citizenship. I believe that Ted's mother retained her US citizenship during that time but just failed to file the paperwork to make Ted a "legal US citizen". That citizenship is NOT automatic until the paperwork is completed...the FS-240.

  • Independent
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    Schmidt, sending your research to Dallas, then you may have sent it as well to Pipo the clown. Dallas is the heartland of the GOP. I suggest you sent it to Hillary or Bernie or their election committee's.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Schmidt Wrote: Show us your US issued birth certificate Ted...the Consular Report of Birth Abroad...and not the Canadian. That Canadian birth certificate would not work for voting in Texas.

    I can't help but chuckle at the absolute silence from the "birthers" on this issue. They spent the better part of President Obama's Presidency accusing him of not being an American citizen and yet we hear crickets from them when Senator Cruz's Canadian citizenship is brought to their attention.