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Cruz Has Yet To Renounce Canadian Citizenship

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, vowed to renounce his Canadian citizenship by the end of 2013, but has yet to do it.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (File)

TORONTO (January 3, 2014) U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who vowed months ago to renounce his Canadian citizenship by the end of 2013, is still a dual citizen.

Cruz, 43, who was born in Calgary, recently said in an interview with the Dallas Morning News that lawyers are preparing the paperwork to renounce citizenship, just as he said in August.

But Richard Kurland, a Vancouver-based immigration attorney, wonders what's taking so long.

Kurland said Friday that unless there's a security or mental health issue that hasn't been disclosed, renouncing citizenship is a simple, quick process.

The thorny issue of the Cruz’s birthplace has been a headache for the senator, since some in the neo-conservative movement accused President Barack Obama of being born in Kenya and thus not being eligible to be U.S. president.

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