"I've retained counsel that is preparing the paperwork to renounce the citizenship," he said in a recent interview.
Born in Calgary, Alberta, to a native-born American mother and a Cuban emigre who later became a naturalized American citizen, Cruz was automatically entitled at birth to U.S. citizenship, and learned in August he had Canadian citizenship as well by virtue of being born there, the Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.
The topic came up last month when he met with real estate mogul Donald Trump, Cruz said, although "not in any significant way." Cruz did not elaborate.
Trump was one of the most vocal questioners of President Barack Obama's birth certificate and, by connection, Obama's eligibility to serve as president, the newspaper said.
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