Under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, the babies will be American citizens. Will they be deported with their mothers?
The Department of Health and Human Services is moving pregnant minors who have been detained at the border to longer-term shelters. (Children tend to stay in temporary shelters for less than 35 days.) How many pregnant undocumented minors there are is unclear. But according to the HHS website, the department claims to offer medical services at approximately 100 permanent shelters in the US.
If the babies are born in the longer-term shelters, under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, they will be American citizens. Whether they and their children will be deported is still unclear. It’s another aspect of the current “border crisis.” Last week President Obama requested $3.7 billion from Congress to fix it.