Ted Cruz, JD, US Senator (R-TX), in an Aug. 22, 2015 statement quoted in a Jan. 21, 2016 USA Today article, "Fact Check: Ted Cruz on Birthright Citizenship," available at, stated:

“I think we need to end birthright citizenship. As a policy matter, it doesn’t make any sense that we should be incentivizing illegal immigration. There’s no reason that federal law should state that if someone is here illegally, that their children are automatically U.S. citizens. … I’ve had that position for many years, back in 2011 when I was running for the U.S. Senate, I said very explicitly then we should end birthright citizenship and I think that’s still the right position.”

Jan. 21, 2016