Where’s Donald Trump on this? Tea Party senator and rumored 2016 candidate Ted Cruz is a citizen of Canada as well as the U.S. The Texas Republican released his Calgary birth certificate to The Dallas Morning News, which shows he was born in Alberta, Canada. His mother was American, so he’s an American citizen, but because he was born in Canada, he’s automatically a Canadian citizen as well. It’s unclear how this would affect a 2016 bid: the Constitution allows only “natural born” American citizens to serve as president, but says nothing about those with dual citizenship.