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If a British person moves to Jamaica and has a child, would that child be a Jamaican?

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And if that child then moves to America and has a child, would that grandchild be a Jamaican-American?

If not, then why are we calling Ted Cruz a Cuban-American.

His dad was born in Cuba, but his grandfather was from the Canary Islands.

His dad was Cuban only because he was born there.

Same goes with my wife...

her maternal grandmother was run out of Spain by Marcos and she ended up in Cuba. My wife's mother was born in Cuba, and then left when Castro came in. My wife was born here.

Does that mean that my wife is Cuban-American?
 

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Was you mother-in-law American or Cuban at the time?
 

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And if that child then moves to America and has a child, would that grandchild be a Jamaican-American?

If not, then why are we calling Ted Cruz a Cuban-American.

His dad was born in Cuba, but his grandfather was from the Canary Islands.

His dad was Cuban only because he was born there.

Same goes with my wife...

her maternal grandmother was run out of Spain by Marcos and she ended up in Cuba. My wife's mother was born in Cuba, and then left when Castro came in. My wife was born here.

Does that mean that my wife is Cuban-American?

I am Canadian by birth and because of my grandmother I still am able to move to England, well Scotland, so am I actually Canadian or Scottish Canadian from my mother side?

I am Canadian by birth and Cruz is Canadian by birth but the question is if he has a right to run for President because his mother was U.S. Born, and until a court says no I will say yes.

As for his father, my opinion he is Cuban born with European blood...
 

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If they have Jamaican citizenship, yes.
 

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Then your wife is American...and we don't have to kick her out :)
 
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If they have Jamaican citizenship, yes.

True...technically.

But I think that with people from countries outside of America (i.e. Cuba, Jamaica), most of the time that we hyphenate their description (i.e. Cuban-American, Jamaican-American), we are referencing their ETHNICITY rather than their NATIONALITY.

So a white English man who happened to be born in Jamaica, is not ETHNICALLY Jamaican-American, and thus, his children should not call themselves Jamaican-American.


Obama was born in Hawaii. Does that make him Hawaiian?
 
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Then your wife is American...and we don't have to kick her out :)

I, on the otherhand, am from Uzbekistan, having snuck into the USA via Canada.

(But my parents were American citizens visiting Tashkent).
 

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And if that child then moves to America and has a child, would that grandchild be a Jamaican-American?

If not, then why are we calling Ted Cruz a Cuban-American.

His dad was born in Cuba, but his grandfather was from the Canary Islands.

His dad was Cuban only because he was born there.

Same goes with my wife...

her maternal grandmother was run out of Spain by Marcos and she ended up in Cuba. My wife's mother was born in Cuba, and then left when Castro came in. My wife was born here.

Does that mean that my wife is Cuban-American?
No, it means Cruz is a bird brain.
 
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Since Cruz's grandfather is from Canary Island, he might be able to say that he is African-American.
 

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If they have Jamaican citizenship, yes.

True...technically.

But I think that with people from countries outside of America (i.e. Cuba, Jamaica), most of the time that we hyphenate their description (i.e. Cuban-American, Jamaican-American), we are referencing their ETHNICITY rather than their NATIONALITY.

So a white English man who happened to be born in Jamaica, is not ETHNICALLY Jamaican-American, and thus, his children should not call themselves Jamaican-American.


Obama was born in Hawaii. Does that make him Hawaiian?

In the same way that being born in Texas makes someone a Texan?
 

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