TED CRUZ, NATURAL BORN AMERICAN
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There has been a number of political attacks against Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz related to being born in Canada. Surely these attacks stem from those who are threatened by a truly conservative candidate who is not intimidated by the liberal/democrat media. This post is published to define the meaning of a natural born American.
First of all, let me explain why Barack Obama had to have a birth certificate from Hawaii instead of Kenya. Barry Soetoro had an American born mother. For him to be an American born in Kenya, his mother had to have physically lived in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year prior to the person's birth.
According to U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, "a person born abroad out-of-wedlock to a U.S. citizen mother at the time of the person's birth and if the mother was physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year prior to the person's birth. The U.S. citizen mother must be the genetic or the gestational mother and the legal parent of the child under local law at the time and place of the child's birth to transmit U.S. citizenship. " It is widely reported that his mother left the country when she was 16 years old and gave birth to him when she was 18. The reports states that she was not living in America for the 12 months prior to giving birth, so he had to be born in the States in order to be a natural born citizen.
Now, Ted Cruz, much like John McCain and John Kerry, are natural born citizens. Again, according to the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs, "A child born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent and one alien parent acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under Section 301(g) of the INA provided the U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for the time period required by the law applicable at the time of the child's birth. (For birth between December 24, 1952 and November 13, 1986, a period of ten years, five after the age of fourteen, is required for physical presence in the United States or one of its outlying possessions to transmit U.S. citizenship to the child.) The U.S. citizen parent must be the genetic or the gestational parent and the legal parent of the child under local law at the time and place of the child's birth to transmit U.S. citizenship."
So, as long as Ted Cruz's mother lived in the United States for 10 years, 5 which was after she turned 14, then gave birth to him any where in the world, he is a natural born citizen of the United States and qualified to hold the office of The President of the United States. Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz's mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She grew up there, then went to college in Houston. So, it is documented that she was in The States for the qualifying 10 years.
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