Dual Nationality U.S. Citizens Emanating From Having Foreign National Parents Who Were Legally in the USA When Their Children Were Born in the USA. This is Especially True When One Had a Foreign National Non-U.S. Citizen Father. Said Children Are U.S. “Citizens” via Birth on the Soil of the USA and They are Also “Citizens” at Birth of Their Father’s Country. They are Dual-Citizens or Dual-Nationals at Birth.
A Special Extra Note for Ted Cruz’s Status: In Ted’s case he got his claim to U.S. Citizenship via his U.S. born mother. He was not born on U.S. soil. Ted was born in Canada and came to the USA later as a youngster. Ted was a Tri-Citizen at Birth.
Current U.S. Laws and International Treaties signed by the U.S. recognize these Dual-Nationality facts re the ‘Jus Soli’ and ‘Jus Sanguinis’ separate paths to basic “Citizenship” at birth which can result in the child obtaining ‘Dual-Citizenship” at birth. Such is the case for Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz who both had Cuban National father’s when they were born.
Cuba has been and still is particularly aggressive in its claims to natural rights over it Citizens born to Cuban nationals abroad no matter where born, i.e., people born of Cuban fathers such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
See this warning shown below to “Dual-U.S. and Cuban Citizens” about Cuban Nationality Law and Dual Nationality — per the U.S. Government’s official webpage at the Embassy of the United States in Havana Cuba.
U.S. Citizen Services webpage – Embassy of U.S. in Havana Cuba: http://havana.usembassy.gov/service.html
“Dual Nationality: The Government of Cuba does not recognize the U.S. nationality of U.S. citizens who are Cuban-born or are the children of Cuban parents. These individuals will be treated solely as Cuban citizens and may be subject to a range of restrictions and obligations, including military service. The Cuban government may require U.S. citizens, whom the Government of Cuba considers to be Cuban, to enter and depart Cuba using a Cuban passport. Using a Cuban passport for this purpose does not jeopardize one’s U.S. citizenship; however, such persons must use their U.S. passports to enter and depart the United States. There have been cases of Cuban-American dual nationals being forced by the Cuban government to surrender their U.S. passports. Despite these restrictions, Cuban-American dual nationals who fall ill may only be treated at hospitals for foreigners (except in emergencies). See the paragraph below on Consular Access for information on Cuba’s denial of consular services to dual American-Cuban nationals who have been arrested, as well as the paragraph below on Children’s Issues for information on how dual-nationality may affect welfare inquiries and custody disputes.
Cuban-American dual nationals should be especially wary of any attempt by Cuban authorities to compel them to sign “repatriation” documents. The Government of Cuba views a declaration of repatriation as a legal statement on the part of the dual national that she/he intends to resettle permanently in Cuba. In several instances, the Government of Cuba has seized the U.S. passport of dual nationals signing declarations of repatriation and has denied these individuals permission to return to the United States. “
Of course Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz being the straight forward, completely open, and the intellectually honest persons they are [NOT] about their birth citizenship status as “Citizens” at birth for more than one country, will now tell us they did not realize that they were “Cuban Citizens” at birth when they were born? They are so intelligent they claim in other matters but as their birth status … they just never knew they held more than one citizenship at birth.
Questions: Have either of them ever officially renounced their “Cuban Citizenship at Birth” status. If so, when and where? If not, why not? Do they not think the American Electorate would be worried about having a “Cuban Citizen at Birth” as President and Commander in Chief of our military? I think the American Electorate needs these questions answered before Super Tuesday. The major media needs to ask both these candidates all those questions and tell us the answers they got.
CDR Charles Kerchner, P.E. (Retired)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
P.S. Also read — A reminder for people seeking Constitutionally Eligible presidential candidates – There are many of them in the USA. We don’t have to pick dual-Citizens: http://www.scribd.com/doc/160107354/Natural-Born-Citizen-3-Not-4-Leaf-Clover-Type-of-Citizenship
P.P.S. Also read this essay regarding the constitutional term in the presidential eligibility clause “natural born Citizen” and basic logic, i.e., trees are plants but not all plants are trees. Natural born Citizens are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens”: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/of-natural-born-citizens-and-citizens-at-birth-and-basic-logic-trees-are-plants-but-not-all-plants-are-trees-natural-born-citizens-nbc-are-citizens-at-birth-cab-but-not-all-cab/ … AND … http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html Also watch this video by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus — Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8 and Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoaZ8WextxQ