A 19-year-old woman from Honduras is believed to be the first member of the migrant caravan to give birth on U.S. soil, Fox News reports.
Maryury Elizabeth Serrano-Hernandez was seven months pregnant when she scaled the border wall with her husband and three-year-old son and gave birth within 24 hours after traveling more than 2,000 miles through Mexico to the U.S.
After they climbed the wall, three border agents demanded that they return to Tijuana, Mexico. They refused and asked for asylum. They were processed in San Diego County at the Imperial Beach Station.
She told Univision that her baby’s birth inside the United States is a “a big reward” for making the journey.
“With the faith in God, I always said my son will be born there (in America),” Serrano-Hernandez said.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agency told Fox News, “The woman, who was eight months pregnant, began complaining of abdominal pain (Nov. 27) and was immediately transported to a local hospital by Border Patrol agents.”
The family was “placed into immigration proceedings and released on their own recognizance on December 2,” CBP said. They’re being housed by a family and are hoping to move to Columbus, Ohio, where their family members live and continue the asylum claim process.
President Donald Trump recently argued that the 14th Amendment does not cover birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants.
In October, Trump tweeted: “So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other. It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words ‘subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’
"Many legal scholars agree Harry Reid was right in 1993, before he and the Democrats went insane and started with the Open Borders (which brings massive Crime) 'stuff.' Don’t forget the nasty term Anchor Babies. I will keep our Country safe. This case will be settled by the United States Supreme Court!" he added.