Caravan Member Gives Birth on US Soil After Illegally Crossing Border A Honduran caravan member gave birth to her child in the United States after she crossed the border illegally The 19-year-old, identified as Maryury Serrano Hernandez, was arrested on Nov. 26 near Imperial Beach, California, just across the border from Tijuana, Mexico. The woman, who was eight months pregnant, was arrested with her 20-year-old husband and 2-year-old son “He was born here in San Diego,” Hernandez said told NBC San Diego’s sister station, Telemundo 20. The boy is an American citizen by birth. The couple was housed in the Tijuana shelter after arriving at the United States border. however, they said that they didn’t feel safe since they were surrounded by Mexicans who were hostile toward their presence. so they decided to try and cross the border illegally. After being apprehended by the Border Patrol, the couple asked for asylum, and Maryuri gave birth the next day. According to the family, Border Patrol agents stood guard at the doors and check items as they came into the room. The family was released from custody on Sunday. They hope they will be allowed to join relatives in Columbus, Ohio While awaiting their asylum claim to be processed, the family is staying with an American woman who volunteered to house refugees There are “scores of pregnant women” who traveled in the caravan, according to the AP, several dozen of whom are receiving treatment by volunteer doctors at the temporary shelter.
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