The Texas Republican was born Dec. 22, 1970, in Calgary. He had natural American citizenship from the moment he was born because his mother, Eleanor Darragh, was a U.S. citizen from Delaware who had physically lived in the U.S. for at least five years, as reported by Vox.com. His father, Rafael Cruz, was a Cuban national who became a U.S. citizen in 2005.
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Even if he hadn’t renounced his Canadian citizenship, he would still qualify to run for president.
Check out a longer explanation of why Ted Cruz qualifies to run for president in the full story from Vox.