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Foreigners Seeking US Citizenship for Children Flout Law, Can Endanger Babies

Face covered in tears, Agnes endured each painful contraction in the basement where she had spent the past few months. Several hours later, she finally went to the emergency room of a Washington, D.C., hospital.  Her husband, at home in Nigeria, cried when told by phone that she had delivered a healthy baby boy. Their dream was finally reality: They had a son, one with a "guaranteed" future. "I wanted to give my child an American passport," said Agnes, whose...

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