Sen. Ted Cruz Canceling Canadian Citizenship

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    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks at the annual Ronald Reagan Commemorative Dinner on, October 25, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. Cruz was the keynote speaker. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is moving to drop his Canadian citizenship.

    The Texas Republican and Tea Party favorite is working on renouncing the Canadian portion of his dual-citizenship. Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother, but does have United States citizenship.

    U.S. law stipulates that any child born to one American parent has citizenship, regardless of where the child is born.

    Cruz' staff confirmed to NBC that the senator has hired a lawyer to start the process. He hopes to have the process completed in 2014.