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An anonymous reader writes:
Immigration policy and law are full of egregious contradictions and abhorrent neglect, but for me, the following takes the top spot (see Sun-Times article).
Despite being trapped in a cramped airplane thousands of feet in the air, a pregnant Mexican woman en route to Chicago found herself in the right place at the right time— giving birth to a healthy baby girl with the help of a fellow passenger.
The 42-year-old woman gave birth to a 7-pound, 8-ounce girl approximately a half hour before the plane touched down at O'Hare just before midnight Wednesday, said Eve Rodriguez, Chicago Fire Department assistant director of media affairs.
"I was kind of surprised how calm everyone was," said Lori Perez who, along with fellow paramedic Enoch Benson of O'Hare's Rescue Station 3, boarded the plane to take mother and baby to Resurrection Medical Center.
Whether the baby girl is the United States' newest citizen remains to be seen, according to Maria Elena Garcia-Upson, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokeswoman.
Can it possibly be true that a baby born aboard an airplane in US airspace be automatically granted US citizenship? WTF?! Are infants born in flight from Toronto to Mexico City or Puerto Vallarta, over the US, given CITIZENSHIP? Please click on the link and read the article. I cannot believe what I've read.