Honduran Woman Gives Birth After Crossing Border — Claims ‘Faith in God’ Helped Her Child Be Born American

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A Honduran woman may have been the first caravan migrant to give birth on American soil after crossing the border.

Maryury Elizabeth Serrano-Hernandez is a 19-year-old migrant from Honduras who was trying to immigrate to the U.S. with her husband and 3-year-old son. She was more than seven months pregnant when she left her home country, according to Fox News.

The family crossed the border illegally due to them fearing for their family’s safety and not being willing to wait for the U.S. government to process their asylum request.

However, less than 24 hours after crossing the border, Serrano-Hernandez gave birth to a boy.

“With the faith in God, I always said my son will be born there (in America),” Serrano-Hernandez said to Univision, who documented their journey.

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Yet the woman said immigration officials did not treat her family fairly, claiming they stood guard outside her hospital room and attempted to handcuff her once she gave birth.

“I felt like a criminal,” Serrano-Hernandez said.

Border Patrol agents told Fox News that the family was “placed into immigration proceedings and released on their own recognizance on December 2.” It is uncertain if the family will be given asylum to stay in the U.S. due to the child being an American citizen.

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This may rekindle the debate about birthright citizenship, which President Donald Trump has said in the past is a problem and should be ended.

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Steve Schweitzer
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Steve Schweitzer

Send them both back to Honduras!

KhyberRifle
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KhyberRifle

It’s only natural she’d ‘feel like a criminal’ – after all she did cross the border ILLEGALLY. All the while she knows her baby won the geopolitical lottery

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

This teen mother is an illegal alien and must be processed back to her home nation. And her baby? She can take it or leave it.

Robert Douglass
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Robert Douglass

These people believe that just being in America will give them a great life and perhaps that is a better opportunity then what they would have in their $#!T hole counties. Yea I said it and none of them will honestly deny this definition. It is sad in many ways.… Read more »

Ed
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Ed

I’m sure the same thought was in the mind of nearly everyone who immigrated here over the last few hundred years… I’d venture that just being in America has given millions of people great lives and better opportunities than they had in their $#!T hole ‘counties’. It was certainly true… Read more »

Donna Kent
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Donna Kent

First of all she IS a criminal, illegal crossing into the US, she broke our laws. Secondly, her child IS not an American citizen because SHE is not an American citizen, per OUR constitution. Third, she, her husband and child should be placed on the next transport back to Honduras.… Read more »

Ed
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Ed

I’m not sure if you’ve read the 14th Amendment, but it is written pretty clearly. The child is indeed an American citizen. Yes, she is a criminal for crossing illegally, but so is everyone who drives 1mph over the speed limit. Some criminal behaviors are more serious offenses than others.

Robert Douglass
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Robert Douglass

The 14 Amendment clearly did not include everyone as evidenced by its first challenge to the Supreme Court under Wong Kim Ark. The simple fact that this went to the high court is the proof that the language in the 14th did not clearly include everyone. Ark’s situation was very… Read more »

Ed
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Ed

The 14th also states who isn’t included, but Wong wasn’t part of the excluded class. This was also in a time when the prevalent opinion was that the Chinese were too different to ever become true Americans. Blatant racism isn’t enough of an excuse to exclude someone from citizenship. In… Read more »

WellHungChad
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WellHungChad

The authors of the 14th amendment clearly stated that it’s purpose was to accept all former slaves as citizens of the US, to circumvent the Dred Scott laws that were put in place by southern Democrats. Senators John Bingham and Jacob Howard had publicly stated this intent during the amendment’s… Read more »

Ed
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Ed

They didn’t consider illegals during that time, because it wasn’t an issue then. We were growing our country aggressively, expanding territory and citizenship. The same could be said for the other amendments. Regardless of the intent, the text is clear, just like the 2nd. Maybe even clearer. If you don’t… Read more »

WellHungChad
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WellHungChad

You obviously don’t know how to read, dickhEaD. “Under the jurisdiction of” is a key phrase in the 14th here, my nearly illiterate friend. It means that you are LEGALLY under the jurisdiction of this country. Not so, for mommy and anchor baby.

Ed
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Ed

So if an illegal alien commits a crime in the US, they can’t be charged because they’re not under the jurisdiction of the country? Of course they’re under our jurisdiction. Very few people in the country are not, but they do exist. I’m thinking that maybe you need to check… Read more »

WellHungChad
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WellHungChad

dickhEaD, The courts HAD ruled against it (numerous times), moron. Only until the 1960’s was it interpreted as it is now.

Ed
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Ed

Care to cite any cases where citizenship was denied by the courts for someone born on US soil after the 14th was implemented?

WellHungChad
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WellHungChad

I’m not your mother, moron. I’m sure if you can string a few words together here on IJR you can Google it. Robert has cited one of them already, or didn’t/couldn’t you read his response. You seem to have a problem with reading comprehension. You should get that fixed before… Read more »

Ed
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Ed

The example that a Robert cited was ruled in favor of Wong’s citizenship, based on his being born on US soil. I’d take a look at your own comprehension, because I don’t think you really understand what’s going on around you if you’re trying to use examples that are against… Read more »

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