Since first term US Senator from Texas Ted Cruz has thrown his had into the 2016 presidential race, I found this WaPo article interesting. I wanted to know if Sen. Cruz who had been born in Canada was a natural-born citizen.
I knew he was born in Canada but were his parents US Citizens. There seems to be a serious debate about this.
There was a debate on a web-forum far far away over Cruz' US Senate colleague Marco Rubio. I believe the issue there was the immigrant status of his parents although Rubio was actually born in Miami, Florida to naturalized American citzens. Which adds another wrinkle to this debate over whether or not a person born in US territory is a natural born citizen.
Even mentioned in the aforementioned article the President. Although in the President's case it was less over being a natural born citizen as it was truth over some crucial birth documents.
In my personal most humble opinion if you're an American citizen born to an American citizen you're a citizen. I don't totally understand the debate between citizen vs. natural born citizen. My understanding has always been if you were born to an American citizen parent then you are a citizen and that makes you a natural born citizen.
What do you think?