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Ted Cruz Not Interested in Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 7:12 AM
Loiso12013 Wrote: 18 hours ago (12:03 PM) a Canadian against US on immigration!! ha; you can't make this stuff up!!! Ted Cruz is not Canadian. http://www.texastribune.org/2012/08/13/texplainer-could-canadian-born-ted-cruz-be-preside/
Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 7:15 AM
Here is why Ted Cruz is a US citizen

Cruz’s mother, Eleanor Darragh, was born in Delaware and later moved to Houston. She graduated from Rice University in 1956. By virtue of being born in the United States, she is a citizen. Because she spent most of her life before Ted Cruz was born in the U.S., he also qualified as U.S. citizen at birth.

And why Barack Obama is not

The single-American parent requirement has been amended a few times, said UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh. As it applies to people born between 1952 and 1986, they must have a parent who was a U.S. citizen for at least 10 years, including five after the age of 14, in order for the baby to be considered a natural-born citizen.



Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 7:16 AM
Since Stanley Ann Dunham was only 18 when she gave birth to Barack Obama, she was not a US citizen for 5 years after the age of 14 which would have been required at the time for her citizenship to pass to him. She would have had to have been 19.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz isn't interested in any type of path to citizenship for illegal immigrants when it comes to illegal immigration reform and the "Gang of Eight" reform bill. From Sean Hannity's radio show yesterday:

SEAN HANNITY: Now, where do you stand on this immigration bill? Marco Rubio -- apparently, Chuck Schumer was saying this weekend that the bill of the Gang of Eight is going to move forward and Marco said not so fast it's got to go through regular order and Rand Paul has an amendment that I'd like to see included in that...