Rafael Edward Cruz is a natural born US citizen and is eligible to become President of the United States.
Even in pre-Revolutionary times, a child born to a citizen who was living abroad was a “natural born citizen.”
That is the only way to be a natural born citizen of the United States. One or both parents must be citizens. If they are not, then the child is not a citizen either. The child inherits the citizenship of the parents.
And to clarify this position, “natural born” includes but is not limited to: breech born, cesarean section, induced and any other method that may be used. The child can also be born at home, a hospital, or anywhere else for that matter, even Canada.
As long as one or both parents are citizens of the United States at the time of birth, then the child will also be a citizen of the United States. It’s very simple to understand.
However, if a child is born to illegal alien immigrants, legal residents on a visa, foreign tourists, or recent legal immigrants. Then the child is not a citizen of the United States. There are no anchor babies. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was not and does not apply to children who’s parents are not citizens.
For those children who are born in the United States from recent legal immigrants who have applied for citizenship and have not yet been granted it. A court order can give those children natural born citizenship status after the parents become citizens.
So Senator Cruz, like Obama, is a natural born citizen of the United States. And he is eligible to be President.