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Cruz gives up dual citizenship

Cruz may have renounced Canadian citizenship in anticipation of a White House run
Cruz may have renounced Canadian citizenship in anticipation of a White House run
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Canadian born United States Senator, Ted Cruz (Rep-TX) has kept his promise to renounce his Canadian citizenship. This course of action prompted many individuals to speculate that perhaps what motivated him to do so was the possibility of a White House run in 2016. Many voters who care about the United States, and want to see its destruction under the Obama Administration come to a halt, have taken the Senator's decision as a sign of hope.

Catherine Frazier, spokeswoman for Cruz announced that a written confirmation was received by the Senator on June 10th, 2014, which finalized the process. She stated that the Tea Party backed conservative was happy to receive this confirmation. According to Frazier, Cruz believed that it was not wise to have dual citizenship while working as a US Senator and representing Texas on Capitol Hill.

Forty-three year old Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, in December of 1970, while his parents were there working in the oil business. His father, Rafael, became a United States citizen in 2005, and his mother Eleanor was born and raised in the state of Delaware.

Although only in office a little over a year and a half, Cruz played a vital role in last year's government shutdown, and has since become a champion of the grassroots conservative cause.

Unlike President Obama, Cruz immediately produced his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News when his eligibility was questioned in August, 2013. It was at this point Cruz learned he had dual citizenship in both the United States and Canada. The dual citizenship was awarded to him at birth, but upon this realization he promised to relinquish his citizenship in Canada, and hired an immigration attorney to assist with the process.

Frazier provided a copy of Cruz's Renunciation Certificate, a document that states that Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz has formally renounced Canadian citizenship, and according to the Citizenship Act, is no longer a citizen of that country.

Cruz has still refused to answer various media sources concerning whether or not he will run for United States president, but he has made frequent trips to New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina, which tells a tale to those who are familiar with campaigning in the United States.

When inquiries were made about his presidential eligibility last week at the Texas Republican Convention, Cruz answered correctly that all the relevant facts have been disclosed and nothing was concealed, unlike the situation surrounding the birth of our current president. Cruz stated that his mother was a US citizen at the time of his birth, which is correct, and that because of this, under United States law he is an American citizen by birth, which is also correct. Many Republicans and Tea Party members look toward a Cruz presidential run in 2016 with the expectation that perhaps the Senator will bring the hope and change that was promised in 2008, but never delivered.