Many people know that in order for a person to become president they have to be at least 35, be natural born and reside in the US for 14 years.
This means if you lived in England for example, you would have to return to the states and stay put for at least 14 years.
Ted Cruz was Ted Cruz was born on December 22, 1970,[at Foothills General Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, to parents Eleanor Elizabeth (Darragh) Wilson and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz. At the time of his birth, Cruz’s parents had lived in Calgary for three years and were working in the oil business.
Cruz’s father was born in Cuba, and his mother was born in Wilmington, Delaware. So HOW is he eligible to be a presidential candidate?
Being natural born is one of the most controversial rules. Some say you have to be physically born within the fifty states and others will argue that if you were born on a military base, you’re eligible. So which is it? Here’s what the Constitution says about it.
The Constitution makes it clear who is eligible to be a presidential candidate, stating that any person wishing to run must be a natural born citizen. Meaning, immigrants cannot run no matter how many years they have lived in the United States. A person is considered a natural born citizen if he or she is born abroad to American citizens. Only one of the candidate’s parents has to be an American citizen for the candidate to also be considered an American citizen and be eligible to run.
I don’t plan on voting for him anyway. However, it’s always good to learn because knowledge is power.