Canadian immigration lawyers have said U.S. Ted Cruz should be able to renounce Canadian citizenship “lickety-split” if there are no security or mental health issues.
A letter/article from Lynne Swanson (aka Blaze) to Senator Cruz asks him what’s taking so long to shake his embarrassing Canadian citizenship. Cruzing In Reverse also tells Senator Cruz how different the situation is for “accidental American” Canadians who simply (like him) want to shake free from their country of “technical” citizenship.
Cruz is a US Senator from Texas who was born in Calgary in 1970 to an American mother and a Cuban father. His father was working as an engineer.
Cruz only recently learned he is still considered a US citizen. He moved to US as a child and thought he was not a Canadian citizen because he had never claimed Canadian citizenship and has had only a US passport since high school.
“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.”
Sound familiar? Well, at least he knows Canada won’t try to FATCA or FBAR him.
Cruz insists he is entitled to serve as President because he was American at birth” through is mother’s citizenship.
Hmm. He’s a Tea Party Republican. I wonder what all those birthers who insist Obama should not be President because he wasn’t born in US (despite a birth certificate from Hawaii) will say about this.