Texas Sen. Ted Cruz released his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, revealing his dual citizenship in Canada and the United States that could possibly pose a problem down the line.
So unless he renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries.
“He’s a Canadian,” said Toronto lawyer Stephen Green, past chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section.
The U.S. Constitution allows only a “natural born” citizen to serve as president, and to most legal scholars, that includes an American born overseas to an American parent, the Morning News said.
Mr. Cruz, a Harvard-trained lawyer, argued last week that being an American by birth makes him eligible.