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Let's Dispose of Ted Cruz's Citizenship Issue

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February 19, 2016 | 1,067 views | 13 comments

I personally know many folks who have been born in foreign lands of American mothers, and they are all natural born U.S. citizens. When their parents brought them back to America, she went through absolutely no 'naturalization' process. Most came home with a passport from the country in which they born. Why is that you ask? Because the country in which they were born with dual citizenship knew their home address and they did not have an American address at the time.

I'll use as an example of a young lady who was born in Brazil. Her father tried to join the service during the beginning of WWII. He had a steel plate in his arm and was rejected. He found out about a foundry making munitions for the U.S. military in Sao Paulo, Brazil and applied. He got the job. He and his wife moved from Chicago to Sao Paulo, Brazil within the month. That's what they wanted to do for the war effort.

Two years later their first child was born, a daughter. After the war ended they decided to move back to the U.S. as Brazil, in their minds, was not the ideal place to raise children if you had a choice.

Short story. She came back with her mother first and her dad followed a few weeks later. The mother and daughter moved to the mid-west and established a homestead/address. This was home for the time being. The mother's relatives were nearby and everyone was satisfied. Time went by and the little girl was ready for school. She enrolled and life learning began. Her dad got a job and moved them several times finally settling in Chattanooga, TN for most of her school years.

She met a young man in college and after three years they decided to get married. Years later they had a desire to take a trip to Europe so they had to get passports. Here's the Crux ... she didn't have her certified birth certificate. Her mother said "I know where it is, it's in Brazil". Her mother called for, and a wrote a follow-up letter to officially request it. Did she contact the doctor's office who delivered the baby girl? No. Did she contact the hospital where she was born? No. Did she contact the Brazilian bureau of birth records or the Brazilian embassy in Sao Paulo? No. She contacted and received a certified copy of the child's birth certificate from the American Consulate in Sao Paulo, where all records of 'new' natural born U.S. citizens are located.

Final proof. If one is not a natural born citizen of a U.S. mother in a foreign land, that child would have to be naturalized when returning to the U.S. Naturalization is a process that neither she, nor any of the others I know, had to do. Neither did Ted Cruz.

By the way, how do I know that? That woman has been my wife for over 50 years now!
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Your Opinions and Comments

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
February 22 at 5:39pm
Facts. Still waiting on your own opinion with the 'facts' supporting it. If you never think on your own, that may be quite difficult.

New Guy  
Wilson County  
February 22 at 4:05pm
The anti-Christ is losing ground fast, Trump will be unbeatable.

Facts only please  
February 22 at 1:05pm
Fact is I never said anything about someone's wife.

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
February 22 at 12:05pm
Facts. BTW, what's your opinion about the folks you mentioned as well as my wife? Are they natural born citizens or not? Ca't check the 'facts' on your own opinion, can you?

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
February 22 at 11:45am
Facts Only. Why didn't you cite this blog as 'fact'? I've already proven what is obvious, and would be to the courts? What are you trying to start here, other than to prove the 'fact' that you really have never liked... More ›

Facts only please  
February 22 at 11:18am
Michael Dobbs, Washington Post Staff Writer on May 2, 2008 wrote an article "McCain's Birth Abroad Stirs Legal Debate"

Facts only please  
February 22 at 11:14am
New York Times, May 15, 1967, Representative Emanuel Celler expressed "serious doubts" yesterday as to whether Gov George Romney of Michigan is eligible for the Presidency.

Carter Thomas  
Floresville, TX  
February 21 at 2:57pm
In my lifetime there have been two candidates for President who were born overseas and no one challenged them because established law supported these candidates. First, in 1968, Governor George Romney (Mitt's father) ran for... More ›

4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Spriungs  
February 20 at 6:08pm
I feel sorry for those fools that believe Trump on this matter. But, there are more fools in this country than there are grains of sand on the beach. Dear Donald has grown tiresome and boring. Making up lies and exaggerating... More ›

Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
February 19 at 3:43pm
New Guy. Did you even read the essay? I told you before you must have a terrible problem with reading comprehension.

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