Thursday, February 19, 2015

Having an Anchor

The local news in Louisville broadcast what was supposed to be a "feel-good" story about a baby delivered in a vehicle that did not reach the hospital in time. The mother had traveled at nine months pregnant to see relatives here. Mom just happens to be a non-English speaker from Mexico. My wife just delivered our first baby. We were told she could not travel over twenty miles from our hospital the last month and a half of her pregnancy. Someone might try to have a baby in America to secure US benefits and assure that their other foreign relatives would be able to enter the United States and settle here as part of family unification. That could be why a very pregnant woman would travel over a thousand miles away from her homeland to drop an anchor baby.

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