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lil  ·  1005 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Have Yourself a Ted Cruz Christmas

If you don't want to look it up, here's the link:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/mar/26/ted-cruz-born-canada-eligible-run-president-update/

I was born in Canada by a 100% American father and WW2 vet in Canada on a GI bill that gave him a university education and a car. (Historic note: Automatic transmission cars were invented long before WW2, but not sold commercially until after WW2 and vets were coming back without both feet.)

Technically, like Cruz, I could have been American - until Jimmy Carter said I couldn't. Damn him. Now I have to marry an American. Oh wait I did that too.

OMG - I just checked here and it looks like I can be a US citizen:

Applicant (moi) born between Jan 13, 1941 and Dec 24, 1952 and US citizen parent resided in the U.S. ten years prior to the applicant's birth, with five of those years occurring after the parent turned 16.

I will have to look into this, but would it mean more work for me or less? someguyfromcanada