No, Canada! Ted Cruz Renounces His Canadian Citizenship | KERA News

No, Canada! Ted Cruz Renounces His Canadian Citizenship

Jun 11, 2014

Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has renounced his birth country's citizenship, making good on his promise to do so from last summer.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has renounced his Canadian citizenship.
Credit Shelley Kofler / KERA News

Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said the tea party favorite formally gave up his citizenship May 14 -- and officially received confirmation of the action at his Houston home on Tuesday.

Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada, in 1970. The possible 2016 presidential candidate says the fact that his mother is American makes him eligible for the White House. The story was first reported by The Dallas Morning News. The newspaper also broke that Cruz had dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship when he released his birth certificate in August.

Frazier said Cruz "is pleased to have the process finalized" and that it "makes sense he should be only an American citizen."

Cruz is now “100 percent American,” as The Washington Post put it.

Cruz attended the Texas Republican Convention last week and won the presidential straw poll, KERA’s Shelley Kofler reports.

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