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Does Giving Birth to a Child in the United States Affect One's Chance of Obtaining a Green Card / Citizenship?

This issue is a hot topic as of late. If you google the terms “anchor babies,” you will get a lot of information. Basically, the child is a U.S. citizen but the parents do not become permanent residents or U.S. citizens by virtue of their child being born here. They remain in whatever status they were in before the child was born. So, if the parents are illegally in the U.S., they remain illegal and subject to deportation, even after the child is born in the U.S.