The Billings Outpost

Man without a country?

Is Ted Cruz a U.S. citizen?

I have known him practically from the day he was born. I, a U.S. citizen, was working in Canada for Elf Oil, a French oil company, as a geophysicist. We had contracted Rafael Cruz, Ted’s father, who owned a seismic-data processing firm, to process our field data and had a very close relationship with him for some two to two-and-a-half years.

As you are undoubtedly aware, Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1970. I had three offspring who were born in the U.S. They lived their formative years in Canada and ended up marrying Canadians. They in turn blessed me with five grandkids.

I was made aware when I applied for landed immigrant status allowing me to legally work in Canada that if I had grandchildren born in Canada they would have to decide before they were 18 years of age if they were to be Canadian or U.S. citizens. If they wanted to become U.S. citizens, a certain amount of paperwork would have to be filled out, and before their 18th birthday they would have to appear before a U.S. immigration official and take an oath and swear allegiance to the United States of America.

Four of my five grand kids have certificates signed by the president of the United States stating that these procedures was properly carried out.  Unfortunately, my oldest grandson failed to honor the birthdate deadline and if he is ever to become a U.S. citizen he has to make applications like any other foreigner and go to the end of the line.

Ted Cruz’s mother was/is a U.S. citizen and his father is of Cuban descent. Of interest, he fought with Fidel Castro in the overthrow of Batista back in 1959. Since his mother is a U.S. citizen he maintains that this automatically makes him a US Citizen.

Uh-Uh. Unless the law was changed prior to 1988 he would have had to go through the same procedures my grandkids did. This he has never mentioned was ever done. If he cannot come up with proper documentation and a certificate signed by the president of the United States, then he is not a citizen of the U.S.

Furthermore, since he has renounced his Canadian citizenship, could it be he is not a citizen of any country? I’m hoping someone out there can check this out.

Charles E. Schweiger

Billings

 

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