Senator Ron Wyden personally escorted a pregnant Mexican woman across the border so that she can have an anchor baby. Why?
Because he says it is the right of Mexican women to enter the United States to anchor the taxpayers with her baby. Wyden also said that she has an absolute right to free healthcare paid for by overtaxed Americans.
The woman was 8 1/2 months pregnant and living in a holding area in Mexico – without a valid claim of asylum – and will now be able to stay in the United States. Now she will be able to bring in 8 or 10 of her closest relatives (or more), thanks to chain migration.
Wyden is up for reelection, and this will no doubt help him win.
Wyden made the trip with pro-migration advocates from his home state of Oregon where he is facing a reelection campaign in 2020. The visit is likely intended to boost his election support from white progressives who increasingly favor migrants over many Americans.
The shelter in Mexico included a pregnant couple with a young child. Wyden chose to escort the couple to the border, past the other traffic, past a U.S. border guard, and into the United States. He said via a tweet:
I met a women who is eight and half months pregnant. Because I had a wonderful physician from Oregon, Dr. Herbert, with me, she said that … the woman was looking at some very serious healthcare problems … [that] she needed medical care. So they immediately packed all their belongings up, headed to the border to make sure she could get to the United States and get the medical care she needed. We were essentially told early on by the customs official [at the border] that ‘No way that she could get in,’ then when they found out I was a U.S. Senator and we had a pediatrician with us, they changed their tune. Now that individual is going to be able to ge the medical care that she so desperately needs.
If the woman gives birth in the United States, she will be able to claim her child is an American citizen.
In turn, she and the father can make a legal claim that they should be allowed to stay in the United States to care for the U.S. citizen child, and also should be allowed to apply for green cards and citizenship for themselves.
While across the border, I met a young woman who was seeking refuge in the U.S., who was more than 8 months pregnant. pic.twitter.com/kkRoPXvDrK