Onboard Birthright Citizenship
January 01, 2009, 05:32 PM
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A Ugandan woman just gave birth on a Boston-bound flight from Amsterdam. And it appears that two Indian doctors onboard delivered the baby.

"It was wonderful," Dr. Paresh Thakker told the Boston Herald. �Happy New Year for everybody in the family.� [New Year’s Eve surprise: Woman gives birth on Boston-bound plane, By Jessica Heslam, December 31, 2008 ]

However, I'm sure many other passengers did not agree and recognized it as yet another instance of an immigrant giving birth to an anchor baby mid-flight.

Unfortunately, the woman just missed. According to the Boston Herald, the baby was born in Canadian airspace, and so the child is Canadian.

The Herald also claims that the woman is a legal immigrant, but I have my doubts. Either way, both mother and child appear to ringing in the New Year at taxpayer expense. Happy New Year.