Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a Republican presidential candidate, speaking during a campaign event in Newton, Iowa, Nov. 29, 2015. A big favorite of self-described â€œvery conservativeâ€ voters, Cruz faces an uphill battle unless he can broaden his base among the GOPâ€™s center. (Scott Morgan/The New York Times) XNYT17
I sincerely commiserate with my friends who are so excited for Senator Ted Cruz to be the next President of the United States. The debate seems to be focusing on his mother, and not Canada Law. Unfortunately, By the Canadian Citizenship Act, It doesn’t matter whether Ted Cruz’s mom was born in the United States or became a Naturalized Citizen while in Canada.
What matters is that under Canadian Law, being a babe born in Canada in 1970, made you a Canadian Citizen and a British Subject. Automatically. Ted Cruz was born in Canada, and under Canada Naturalization laws this makes him a natural born Canadian citizen. Ted Cruz did not renounce this citizenship, until 2014.
To see how broadly Canada applies this law, on the 4th of January, 2009, an Ugandan national gave birth on Northwest Airlines to a 6 1/2 baby girl named Sasha on a transatlantic flight from Amsterdam to Boston, in Canadian airspace. The baby is considered, by Canadian Authorities, and subsequently by American authorities, as a Canadian citizen, and this was accepted even when the child was later attended to in a hospital in Massachusetts when the plane touched down in the United States, after the birth. So the child more than likely has dual citizenship…that of the mother’s and that of her circumstances, in that she was born in an airplane over Canadian air space.
The proof of burden is where you are when you are born..not whether your mom is a Canadian citizen or not. And this has been the application of Canadian Citizenship Laws since 1947. The Amendments in 2009, and 2015 to the Citizenship Act have only underscored the mechanism by which naturally born citizens are considered by Canadian Law citizens even if their parents are not. The three sections of the law that apply to Senator Ted Cruz are these:
- You, a person, irregardless of your parents citizenship status
- were born or naturalized in Canada on or after January 1, 1947 and lost your Canadian citizenship;
the exception here proves the rule:
2. You were not considered a Citizen by Canadian Law if you:
- were born in Canada but were not a Canadian citizen at birth because when you were born, one of your parents was a foreign diplomat and neither of your parents was a permanent resident or Canadian citizen;
Ted Cruz’s parents were not diplomats, they had a business they were running together in Canada. The operative conjunction is ‘and/or’…you had to be a diplomat and neither a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.
3. In order for Senator Ted Cruz parents to be a citizen of Canada, they had to have substantial interest in Canada, driver’s license, bank accounts, they had a business, they allegedly were listed as Canadian voters etcetera, all of which apply to his parents, but none of this actually applies specifically to Senator Ted Cruz’s case, because he was born in Canada.
Simply being born in Canada or in Canada’s airspace makes you a citizen. Furthermore, Ted Cruz did not renounce his citizenship at 18 years of age, he renounced it at 44 years of age, in 2014.
I posted these articles here so it would be easier for you to access them and subsequently do your own research in the matter. If the United States starts changing it’s laws to accommodate wishes or manufactured public opinion contrary to the constitutional law and the bill of rights…we start to exist in a surreal Orwellian Animal Farm. And I hope that none of us wants that. For further reading see below:
Baby delivered on plane is given Canadian citizenship
TIMESONLINE.CO.UK JAN 04, 2009
A transatlantic flight arrived in America with an extra passenger after a Ugandan woman gave birth to a baby girl with the help of two doctors aboard.
Passengers cheered and applauded the arrival of little Sasha aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 59 from Amsterdam to Boston on New Year’s Eve, and even offered the new-born baby food.
The healthy 6 1/2lb infant was immediately taken to Massachusetts General Hospital on landing in Boston. But she is considered a Canadian citizen because she was born in Canadian airspace.
The mother, a Uganda citizen whose name was not released, was eight-months pregnant and travelling with her toddler daughter and a friend, fellow passengers said.
Six hours into the eight-hour fight, the crew asked over the intercom if there were any doctors aboard.
Dr Paresh Thakker, returning home from his medical school reunion in India, and Dr Natarajan Raman, who had been at a wedding in India, both responded to the call. They found the woman doubled over and wailing in her seat in row 33 with labour pains.
The flight crew asked Dr Thakkar, a former emergency room doctor who now works as the medical director at a Massachusetts health centre, if he wanted the plane to make an emergency landing.
“I said, ’No, let me examine her first. I examined her and the head was coming out. So I said, ’No, it’s an emergency and we will do it here,’ “ he told the Boston Globe.
The woman lay across three seats in the back of the plane while a couple of fellow-passengers held up a blanket to curtain off a makeshift delivery room. Flight attendants handed the doctors rubber gloves, a clamp and scissors from an emergency medical kit as they delivered the baby in about 30 minutes.
“She looked perfect,” Dr Thakkar said. “She opened her eyes and was very happy.” The mother thanked the doctors, telling them: “We love you.”
Dr Raman, an oncologist in Minnesota, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he had not delivered a baby for 20 years. “It just came right back to me,” he said. “It’s somewhere stored in the back of your mind and it comes together at the right time.”
“I’m usually dealing with patients at the end of life, so it was a very pleasant surprise dealing with the beginning of life. But I’m not planning to switch specialties.”
The airline does not restrict travel by pregnant women, though it recommends that women in their eighth month of pregnancy consult a doctor before flying.