Guatemalan mother gives birth to a baby girl in a CBP station for an HALF HOUR after being held with her family after crossing the border between Mexico and the United States illegally
- A 27-year-old woman from Guatemala gave birth to a girl on Sunday at an American customs and border protection station in California
- According to CBP, the Central American migrant gave birth after she was detained with her husband and two children after she entered the US illegally
- The woman and her family were arrested at 2.30 p.m. local time and gave birth at about 3 p.m. during a routine medical examination
- Both the mother and the baby are in a stable hospital in a local hospital
A Central American woman gave birth half an hour after she and her family were detained at an American customs and border protection station in California.
The pregnant 27-year-old from Guatemala was arrested at 2.30 p.m. local time with her husband and two children after they had illegally crossed the border between Mexico and the United States.
According to CBP, the means of arrest noted that the woman was pregnant, but “she did not appear to be in need and did not request medical help.”
The border agent then brought the family to the San Diego sector station in Chula Vista for processing.
A married Guatemalan mother of two gave birth and gave birth to a baby at a CBP station in California, just half an hour after they were detained after crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. Pictured above are migrants who receive food after surrendering to CBP agents in El Paso, Texas, on March 22, 2019
During a routine medical assessment, the woman then alerted the doctors on the spot that she had abdominal pain.
CBP said her medical staff saw that the undocumented migrant woman was giving birth and had set up an area for her to give birth.
The baby was born around 3 p.m. Both the mother and the baby were rushed to a local hospital where they remain stable.
“Thanks to the medical resources available at our stations, this woman and her child were well cared for and received immediate medical assistance,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke. “Our agents are well trained to control the unexpected and I am proud of the work they have done to take care of this mother.”
Since the start of the fiscal year 2020, CBP has reported 33 cases of pregnancy-related hospital visits in the San Diego sector, where medical staff is available 24 hours a day at four of the six stations from July 2019.