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Old 02-04-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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At 8:10 a.m., a blue Chevrolet van entered the port of entry from Mexico and told CBP officers that a woman passenger was in labor, officials said. CBP officers called paramedics and moved the vehicle to a secondary inspection area to verify the mother's citizenship.
El Paso Times article

That is a new one on me: verifying citizenship if there is a possible Anchor baby being involved prior to birth.

Maybe the USA is starting to 'grow a pair' finally.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:41 AM
 
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That is a new one on me: verifying citizenship if there is a possible Anchor baby being involved prior to birth.

Maybe the USA is starting to 'grow a pair' finally.
I am praying that the van was still on the Mexican half of the bridge when this woman gave birth.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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Well, I guess there goes the theory that women never enter the US with the sole purpose of giving birth to an anchor baby.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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well this could have been a returning US tourist who went into labor unexpectedly. the article only mentions that the woman was moved to a secondary area to verify US citizenship. it never says the result of the evaluation. it never mentions her status. but you guys ASSume once again. why cant yall wait for all the facts of the story to come out. (SMH @ camping)

till then all i can do is thank our border agents for helping the miracle of life occur.

and if she is not a US citizen, well who cares where her baby was born. she can take it with her on her way back to mexico or wherever she was coming from. easy as that. the problem lies in tracking her after her hospital stay.

an article several months back related the story of the cali fires which caught up with scores of illegals in the desert. some died. others were severely injured/burned. those who were injured were taken to hospitals and treated. no one was told to watch over them. after they were well enough to leave the hospital, they did just that. no border patrol in sight. no migra, no nothing.

thats where the ball gets dropped. if she is not a US citizen lets hope that they keep tabs on her. if they dont then who really is to blame?
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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well this could have been a returning US tourist who went into labor unexpectedly. the article only mentions that the woman was moved to a secondary area to verify US citizenship. it never says the result of the evaluation. it never mentions her status. but you guys ASSume once again. why cant yall wait for all the facts of the story to come out. (SMH @ camping)

till then all i can do is thank our border agents for helping the miracle of life occur.

and if she is not a US citizen, well who cares where her baby was born. she can take it with her on her way back to mexico or wherever she was coming from. easy as that. the problem lies in tracking her after her hospital stay.

an article several months back related the story of the cali fires which caught up with scores of illegals in the desert. some died. others were severely injured/burned. those who were injured were taken to hospitals and treated. no one was told to watch over them. after they were well enough to leave the hospital, they did just that. no border patrol in sight. no migra, no nothing.

thats where the ball gets dropped. if she is not a US citizen lets hope that they keep tabs on her. if they dont then who really is to blame?

Was in a hurry, didn't read the acticle so my bad

You are right, I did jump to an assumption.....maybe someone can find a follow up article with more information?
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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El Paso Times article

That is a new one on me: verifying citizenship if there is a possible Anchor baby being involved prior to birth.

Maybe the USA is starting to 'grow a pair' finally.
El Paso Times reported that the woman and newborn were then taken to Thomason Hospital in El Paso for treatment and to make sure all was well. Why see wasn't taken to a Juarez hospital is beyond me. Maybe she had insurance and will be paying her bills at Thomason.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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El Paso Times reported that the woman and newborn were then taken to Thomason Hospital in El Paso for treatment and to make sure all was well. Why see wasn't taken to a Juarez hospital is beyond me. Maybe she had insurance and will be paying her bills at Thomason.
maybe it turned out she was a US citizen?
ever think of that?

either way, more info is needed.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Turns out it is an anchor having a baby. Nice.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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Turns out it is an anchor having a baby. Nice.
you mean a citizen having a baby?

you guys get your panties in a bunch over nothing!!!
yall know what they say about ASSuming...

Last edited by the one; 02-05-2009 at 02:38 PM..
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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you mean a citizen having a baby?

you guys get your banties in a bunch over nothing!!!
yall know what they say about ASSuming...
They are experts at assuming.
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