Exclusive: U.S. Government Considers Citizenship of Sitting U.S. Senator “Private”

U.S. CITIZEN, “NATURAL BORN” CITIZEN, OR NEITHER?

by Sharon Rondeau

(Jul. 12, 2017) — On Tuesday night, The Post & Email reported that it received responsive documents to a FOIA request filed with the U.S. Justice Department in March 2015 for documents signed by Rafael Edward Cruz, now Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, when he was applying for or occupied the position of Associate Deputy Attorney General in 2001.

The response encompassed a second FOIA request made approximately a year later for Cruz’s SF-171, or application for federal employment.  A total of 16 pages was released, including a tw0-page cover letter.

Cruz has never shown how he acquired U.S. citizenship, if he did, given his birth in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on December 22, 1970 as evidenced by a Canadian birth certificate.  At the time, his father was a citizen of Cuba and his mother believed to have been a U.S. citizen, which might have qualified Cruz to have been born a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen.

Whether or not his mother applied for and obtained a foreign-birth registration for her son, known as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) today, is not releasable, according to the U.S. State Department.

A report obtained by The Post & Email from a reliable source in May of last year strongly suggested that Cruz’s mother, née Eleanor Darragh, at one point became a Canadian citizen while residing there between late 1968 and 1973.

Previous to her residence in Canada, Darragh had lived in the United Kingdom and married Alan Wilson.

In August 2013, Cruz appeared surprised when The Washington Post and Dallas Morning News reported that he held dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship.

On June 10, 2014, The News reported that Cruz had officially renounced his Canadian citizenship.  A records request to the Canadian government by this publication revealed that it is not releasable to the public for privacy reasons.

The renunciation application asks the applicant whether or not he or she possesses, or shortly will possess, citizenship in another country so as to avoid the circumstance of “statelessness.”

On April 11, 2016, NBC News reported that Cruz “became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2014.”  A request for more information or evidence sent by The Post & Email to NBC received no response.

The issue of whether or not Cruz possesses U.S. citizenship is often conflated with whether or not he qualified to serve as president as a “natural born Citizen,” as Article II of the Constitution requires of the nation’s chief executive. However, it is generally understood that a “naturalized” citizen cannot serve.

Without demonstrating proof, Cruz claimed to meet the Article II requirement by virtue of his birth to a U.S.-citizen mother regardless of birthplace, citing the Naturalization Act of 1790, which was repealed five years later.

Questions this publication posed to Cruz’s campaign office by certified mail after he announced himself a presidential candidate also went unanswered.

Despite the numerous FOIA requests The Post & Email has made since March 2015 to determine if Cruz ever claimed U.S. citizenship on any government forms or applications, the question remains unanswered other than those forms already obtained which did not pose the question.

Just before Cruz suspended his presidential campaign in early May 2016 following his loss in the Indiana Republifan primary, Cruz’s wife, Heidi, referred to her husband as “an immigrant” during a campaign rally.

That term was also used to describe Barack Hussein Obama by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D).

The FOIA law with all its amendments is posted at Justice’s website.  Under the law, originally passed by Congress in 1967, any individual may request U.S. government documents believed to be held by an agency or agencies, which then have 20 working days to “determine…after the receipt of any such request whether to comply with such request and shall immediately notify the person.”

At the website FOIA.gov, the open-records law is explained, along with the nine exemptions Congress included in the legislation justifying the withholding of certain information contained in responsive documents.

There are also three categories of exclusions in which documents are not released for reasons pertaining to (1) law-enforcement investigations; (2) law-enforcement “informant records,” and (3) intelligence matters handled by the FBI.

Following the cover letter, the release consists of five completed forms titled “Notification of Personnel Action,” or “Standard Form 50-B,” as is noted in the upper-left-hand corner, pertaining to Cruz’s employment within the Justice Department, and other documents.

As one would expect, personal information such as Social Security number and life insurance information, designated by the federal government as FEGLI, have been redacted.  Also not released is the identification of the “annuitant,” or designated beneficiary of an annuity, if one exists, as well as birth date and the documents Cruz submitted for “Employer Review and Verification.”

The redactions claimed on all of the forms received fall under FOIA exemption (b)(6), which signifies Section (b) of the statute, then exemption #6 for “personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”

Cruz’s indication of his citizenship at the time he signed the forms is exempted under the same section.  However, on page 8, it could be inferred that he indicated on the form that he was “A citizen or national of the United States” since the other options contain blanks which are not filled in and not blacked out with an exemption claim.

The complete DOJ response in PDF format can be viewed here:  Cruz DOJ Final Response 7.11.17

 

 

 

 

13 Responses to "Exclusive: U.S. Government Considers Citizenship of Sitting U.S. Senator “Private”"

  1. Francisco   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:35 PM

    The difference between Obama and Cruz is that Obama’s birth certificate has been proven a Fake….. FULL video proof that Obama’s birth certificate was fake. Document comparison, analysis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1txWCBLejI

  2. Ed Sunderland   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    We are not through with Ted Cruz here in Texas.

  3. Donald R Laster Jr   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    While Senator Cruz is not a natural born citizen (born in the country of parents who are citizens of the country), and therefore not eligible to be President, he does have an obligation to establish if he is in fact a citizen. If his mother did become a Canadian citizen, or British citizen, he is not a citizen of the US unless he can show he was naturalized. And the 1790 would not have made Senator Cruz a natural born citizen. People keep ignoring what it actually requires – that BOTH parents be citizens of the US prior to the birth of the child, and then they ignore that it was repealed in 1795, and ignore the clause “shall be considered as”. And Mr Obama should never be referred to as President since he is not a natural born citizen of the US.

  4. Neil SANKEY   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:18 PM

    Bob UDA, BHO was not a fluke, he was, and still is, a persistent and deliberate Career Criminal, perpetuating, or having successfully perpetuated, one of the biggest Frauds in History, ably assisted by many others!. Most of these people have also stolen, or received perhaps Billions, or certainly millions, of our taxpayer American dollars in lieu of their participation in this criminal enterprise.
    WE MUST NOT LET THIS PASS!.
    It was not a chance happening, we tend to miss the point.
    The Objective was, and still is, “Total transformation of the United States of America” an ideological change in this country, a complete transformation into what BHO sees as the Marxist/Alinsky/Socialist – (c)ommunist model.
    This was rooted way back to the last war. Martha TROWBRIDGE has unearthed some quite incredible facts and details regarding the possible Nazi derivatives. Find it for yourselves, read what she has written and decide for yourselves. You will be amazed !.
    Additionally, WHO IS B.H.O. ? And why? I have given (years of) much thought to the subject. WHY would anyone defend their own identity and background with such total resolve. He spent millions altering records, hiding facts and forging documents and photographs.! It HAS to be an earth shattering reason. The lengths “they” went to were phenomenal!
    I still believe strongly that the answer to the whole conspiracy is rooted in his origins. He was a child of the late fifties/ early sixties. There is no doubt in my mind that he came out of the communes of the era. The Weather Underground, May 19th Communist Organization, itself an offshoot of the W.U.O.
    HIS parents were “Of these people”
    I have long suggested and supported the idea that his mother is wanted fugitive Elizabeth Anne DUKE (probably also an alias) and the “father/ instigator” of perhaps the whole movement, Malcom X. I have my reasons, and many, many facts, as does Martha!.
    No-one has, as yet disproved the theory! ( DNA anyone?)
    Neil SANKEY

    And “Yes”, Sharon Rondeau is undoubtedly THE BEST!

  5. marlene   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    “Neither I nor Obama are eligible for the Oval Office” – Ted Cruz always knew he was not a Natural Born Citizen.

    Watch the hilarious “Ballad of Lyin Ted” Youtube

    And this article leaves no doubt of Cruz’s snake oil rhetoric:
    “Kelleigh Nelson — Ted Cruz, Liar Liar, Pants on Fire”
    http://www.newswithviews.com/Nelson/kelleigh300.htm

  6. Dave Lassing   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:42 AM

    IIRC Canada had a five year residency requirement to be able to naturalize. If Cruz’s mom went to Canada in 1968 and he was born in 1970, how could she have Canadian citizenship?

  7. Sharon Rondeau   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Our start date was August 28, 2009, but thank you.

  8. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    Thank you, Sharon Rondeau, for keeping this P&E site civil and factual all these years since 08-28-08.

    We Knowledge Patriots, armed with facts in lieu of firearms, have petitioned the Courts, the for-profit media outlets and Congress et al since 08-28-08 to get those fellow Americans to fully identify and punish rogue politicians, like “FANTASY 44 Obama II”, Lyin’ Ted the Undocumented Fed, Benghazi SOS Hillary Clinton, Lie-A-MINUTE Susan RICE https://www.unclebens.com/products/instant-rice , Contempt of Congress Eric Holder, and so many other career-criminal politicians and outlawyers called “licensed attorneys”.

    Yet, here we are, just five weeks away from the Ninth Anniversary of 08-28-08, and virtually no one in The Sanctuary City of Washington, Deceit is held accountable for the ruination of our nation, 08-28-08- TODAY.
    http://canadafreepress.com/2009/williams091209.htm
    http://www.americanresistanceparty.org/2016/07-16/ballotchallenge.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuhF-Ok3djI

    We Knowledge Patriots must engineer said accountability ourselves because our King Government is an out of control, life of its own criminal enterprise, much like King George III and his corrupt Parliament back in 1776.
    http://www.ushistory.org/paine/commonsense/ >>> http://www.thefinancialword.com/9-worst-u-s-states-to-retire/2/

    We now must rise up from cowering government subjects to towering adult Citizens AND LOOK DOWN ON OUR SELFISH KING GOVERNMENT!

    1. Knowledge Patriots Unite (If I write a book called “Common Sense Revisited”, will Orly and Sharon and Kerchner and Volin and Corsi and Zullo and all the other Knowledge Patriots contribute their depths of knowledge to chapters in this book?)

    2. Change from milquetoast to militant and TELL Congress, not request, that they remain indictable criminals until they arrest “Obama II” for sedition, ID-fraud et al…and here are the FACTS! PUT THE BURDEN OF PROOF ON U.S. GOVERNMENT TO CLEAR “OBAMA II”.

    3. TELL all foreign governments and the United Nations that the Iran Deal, ObamaCare, Agreements with Cuba et al ARE NULL AND VOID and INACTIONABLE…and here are the FACTS of an ID-fraud “Obama II” that attempted to legalize those vapor-thin fantasy deals!

    4. Reach out to the citizens of 2074 (when my grandson is my age today, 68) and TELL them, when we today are all gone from this world, that their U.S. Constitution was interrupted after 219 consecutive years (= 1789- 08-28-08), during a period of 08-28-08- TODAY, when Nancy Pelosi and her Congress of Criminals replaced “natural born Citizen” [NBC] with “forged birth certificate” [FBC].

    KNOWLEDGE PATRIOTS UNITE!

  9. Bob Uda   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Nobody but a “natural-born citizen” could/should become the President of the United States (POTUS). Our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when the used the term “natural-born citizen” and not “naturalized citizen,” an “anchor baby,” a “U.S. citizen,” or a person born with one of two parents as a U.S. citizen. Both parents must be U.S. citizens at the time of birth, and the baby must be born on the U.S. homeland (i.e., the contiguous 48 states plus Alaska and Hawaii) and any of its legally owned territories. These are the reasons why George Romney, Mitt Romney, and John McCain never became the POTUS. Moreover, these reasons are why Ted Cruz will never become the POTUS.

    There was only one fluke and that was Barack Hussein Obama, who committed fraud to win the presidency. This is why he will not produce his true certificate of birth, school records, SSAN registration, selective service registration, passports, etc. If all of his detractors are wrong, then, why does he not provide all of the above listed documents? He has all of them. Only when people have something to hide do they keep such documents from scrutinizing eyes.

    Eventually, after he has long passed on, the “system” will release those documents through FOIA requests. Another way we all can see those records earlier is if some loyal, patriotic citizens who have access to such records will take the risk of prison time by obtaining and releasing copies of such documents to “We the People.” It will all eventually come out of the darkness into the light of truth. Until then, we must wait patiently to expose the greatest fraud perpetrated on the American people.

  10. CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)   Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:39 AM

    Ted Cruz also acquired at birth Cuban citizenship from his father. As far as I know he has never renounced his Cuban citizenship. See: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/ted-cruz-fails-three-legged-stool-test/ and http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/petition-tedcruznotnaturalborncitizen.pdf CDR Kerchner (Ret)

  11. Jeffrey Harrison   Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:53 PM

    Jonathan, Thanks for your remarks.

    Many of us are still in the fight and we are working to hold USURPER OBAMA accountable.
    I like your never remarks. Never should Obama get away with his scam. It was huge, but
    the fat lady is yet to sing. Winston Churchhill also said, “never give up, never give up”.
    We have a great example here.

    Many fine Americans from across our country are still working on many levels to obtain
    justice. Recently, Arpaio and Zullo have done a Freedom Friday Radio and they have
    claimed more shows to come with further information and evidence. Once Arpaio’s
    court case concludes, I expect things to gain some traction. And I expect Team Arpaio
    to speed it up and go on the offensive.

    All aboard, all aboard,the Arpaio train is about leave the tracks to victory. In the mean time,
    let’s all keep busy. Keep informed and updated. According to the last radio show, Zullo
    had stated some Congressmen are interested and being informed. So, what is keeping
    each of us from contacting our US Congressmen and Senators? Find yous at:
    http://www.house.gov and http://www.senate.gov Here, search by your home state or their last
    name.

  12. ELmo   Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    It is simply outrageous that the Citizens of this country do not have the right to be assured that their candidates for Federal Office (in this case President and Senator) possess adequate documentation to prove that they meet the Constitutional requirements for the office for which they are a candidate or for that which they currently hold.

    We have lost control of the Government that is supposed to be serving us.I don’t think there is any way of regaining control at this point. We have lost the battle with Obama and we are even stymied re:a simple FOIA for Cruz the Government saying essentially: “It’s none of your business whether he is eligible or not – you’ll simply have to take his word for it”. What total nonsense.
    ELmo

  13. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Just more smoke and mirrors by a syndicated assembly of U.S. Government minions and a Congress of Criminals and an army of outlawyers called “licensed attorneys”.

    Any attempt to cover-up a public official’s true identity in deference to “privacy” is nothing but a deliberate act of “piracy”.

    So, until our oath-taking tax-taking perks-and-pension-paid-off U.S. Government fully identifies Barry Soetoro-Obama II and Lyin’ Rafael Cruz, for our nation’s safety:

    THERE NEVER IS, NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE A CONSTITUTIONAL 44TH PRESIDENT “SOETORO-OBAMA II” BECAUSE NO AMERICAN MAY SUBSTITUTE “natural born Citizen” [NBC] with a “forged birth certificate” [FBC]!

    THERE NEVER IS, NEVER WAS AND NEVER WILL BE A CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE “RAFAEL EDWARD CRUZ” BECAUSE NO AMERICAN MAY SUBSTITUTE “natural born Citizen” [NBC] with a “Canadian born Citizen” [CBC]!

    We don’t have a “U.S. Government” 08-28-08- TODAY, we have a criminal enterprise in Washington, Deceit!

    Jail Time or Fail Time, that is the question herein!

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