Maryury Elizabeth Serrano-Hernandez, a 19-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, may have just been the first caravan migrant to give birth on U.S. soil after she, her husband and their three-year-old child crossed the border illegally. Less than 24 hours later, Serrano-Hernandez gave birth to her son – a child who, thanks to birthright citizenship, is now an American citizen.
Fox News reports Serrano-Hernandez and her family left Honduras when she was 7 months pregnant to make the journey to the United States. After reaching the border just a few short weeks ago, the family finally decided to simply cross into the U.S. illegally rather than wait in a long line to apply for asylum like they'd been told.
“At the makeshift camp, Serrano-Hernandez and her husband say they feared for their safety after being surrounded by Mexicans who weren’t happy they were there,” Fox reported. “Scared and outnumbered, they decided to cross the border illegally.”
At 8 months pregnant, Serrano-Hernandez, her husband and their young child somehow managed to climb the border fence between Mexico and San Diego, only to be apprehended by border agents who told them to go back to Tijuana and wait their turn in line. The family refused and was taken to a local border facility for processing.
Within a matter of hours, Serrano-Hernandez began complaining of stomach pains and was taken to a local hospital where she delivered a baby boy. She later said it was always her goal to give birth on U.S. soil so her child would be an American citizen.
“With the faith in God, I always said my son will be born there (in America),” Serrano-Hernandez told Univision.
Despite being provided with top-notch medical care that God-only-knows-who is paying for, Serrano-Hernandez complained that border agents stood outside the door to her delivery room and later tried to handcuff her after she gave birth, saying she was treated like "a criminal.”
The family was eventually taken back to the San Diego border facility, but immigration officials told Fox News the foursome was ultimately “placed into immigration proceedings and released on their own recognizance on December 2.”