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Woman who Gave Birth on Plane to USA “deported” back home | Baby Still Gets Citizenship



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A woman who dramatically gave birth on a plane headed to the United States of America has been sent back home.

The Taiwanese woman was on an China Airlines flight from Taipei to Los Angeles. She allegedly lied about the stage of pregnancy when asked by airline officials before boarding the flight.

She went into labour and eventually gave birth with the assistance of a doctor on board and flight attendants. Her on-board labour and delivery led the plane to be diverted to Alaska so she and the baby could get medical treatment.

Due to the fact that her child was born while she was over US airspace, her child has been granted US Citizenship. The woman was allegedly “desperate” to give birth in the USA. According to Chinese News Website –, She allegedly refused to lie flat to give birth and kept asking “are we in America yet?“.

She has been sent back to her home country, Taiwan for US Immigration violations. Details of which remain sketchy but it is speculated that she got her visa using false declarations. It is legal for non-citizens to give birth in the USA. However, intending mothers need to prove financial capability and truthfully declare intentions.

Her baby is currently in the USA with family members as the baby is too young to fly.

In addition, the airline plans to seek damages from the woman for the additional costs incurred due to the diversion especially considering that she lied about the date of her birth.


  1. Ada

    October 22, 2015 at 9:48 am

    “Are we in America yet?” The desperation is very real o! Labour could not even stop it! Nne you succeeded. You don born am for America, breathe now!

  2. Mizzy

    October 22, 2015 at 9:51 am

    loooooooool, “are we in america yet?” Reli?? d desperation 2 make d baby an american citizen is on another level

  3. Ann1

    October 22, 2015 at 9:55 am

    American wonder. Everyone is desperate to have an American child. Congrats to her, mission accomplished.

  4. Xristybabes

    October 22, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Hustling for Citizenship at the risk of your life and that of your baby?na wa!!!!!

  5. Calabar Gal

    October 22, 2015 at 10:00 am

    That was harsh – deported back home without her baby!

    • o

      October 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      What she did was even more harsh!!! Imagine the extra cost incurred and the many ppl that lost valuable time due to her desperation.

  6. ElessarisEllendil

    October 22, 2015 at 10:06 am

    But she’s Taiwanese!! $32,000 GDP per capita. She shouldn’t be that desperate, I know China is going to reabsorb them in the not too distant future, but still………………

    Unrelated note, but can someone tell me what this Sara Omakwu twitter situation is about? I always miss the good stuff.

  7. Quick question

    October 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I once read on BN that giving birth abroad doesn’t guarantee the infant citizenship unless the parents are citizens themselves?
    Please clarify me that don’t know how it works in US or Uk

    • Ade

      October 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

      google to your rescue.. or you go pay me for research?

    • ATL's finest

      October 22, 2015 at 10:52 am

      @ Ade haba U may be a force alarm research lol so paying you wouldn’t help?☺☺☺..

    • ATL's finest

      October 22, 2015 at 10:40 am

      @ Quick question once U have a baby in d States that’s an automatic Citizenship for the baby ( Future presido) but it doesn’t apply to UK ( so I heard ; as far I know). it doesn’t matter where u ve the baby in d States, even if it’s on the plane heading to d States like this woman, that baby is an American product. Medi-aid/care will take care of the baby but u arvery much on your own 🙂
      The struggle is real #AMERICANCITIZEN#.Even our Ninja celebs no dey slack for that dept.

    • Lana

      October 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      This is the case till Donald Trump comes in
      He is seriously routing for the UK method

    • Sugar

      October 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Giving birth in the US guarantees citizenship for your child. but in the UK its a different story. If either of the parents is not a British citizen and you take your pregnancy there to give birth, you are on your own o

    • ATL's finest

      October 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      @ Sugar lol @ U are on your own.. Well and there is no doubt I LOVE this land GOd bless the U.S.A…

    • Abike

      October 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Sugar my Sugar i always look forward to your comments because you always crack me up.

    • BeautifulOne

      October 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Giving birth in the UK does not guarantee British Citizenship , while giving birth in the US does.

    • Junexxx

      October 22, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      The Europe, a child does not atomically acquire citizenship unless at least one parent is a citizen of THAT VERY country.

      In the US & Canada, citizenship is automatic.

  8. Moyo

    October 22, 2015 at 10:34 am

    LWKMD, Are we in America yet?, this woman’s desperation has no level. ah ah

  9. Iris

    October 22, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Lmao I knew it! As soon as I heard this story on CNN and they said nothing about the baby being premature, the first thing I said was ‘this heffa did this on purpose.’
    BN, the last word in paragraph 5 should be ‘intentions’. Sorry for being spelling police. People want to slap me for it but it’s a pet peeve.

  10. Uzzy

    October 22, 2015 at 11:01 am

    “Are we in America yet?” Lmao! Well, mission accomplished

  11. Junexxx

    October 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    In Europe, a child does not atomically acquire citizenship unless at least one parent is a citizen of THAT VERY country.

    In the US & Canada, citizenship is automatic.

  12. Somebody

    October 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Hey Guys, I jes earn a regular income, wondering if to save up to birth in the us. Please is it worth it? Any benefits for the Mum?

    • bgirl

      October 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      There no benefits to mom and dad of they are non citizens.
      Except in Brazil…you get permanent residence if you have a baby in Brazil. Your baby is an automatic Brazilian citizen with access to over 120countries including US

    • Are we there yet?

      October 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      You want to waste ur life savings on a medical mission trip???

      Please there are world class facilities in nigeria with american trained/citizen doctors, so stop trying to act like u dont want that blue passport for ur child! Stay in nigeria and utilize the premium healthcare system available. Children of the rich are being born at the regular hospitals, so wat is stopping you??

      Pls shift jor

    • NaijaPikin

      October 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      It depends on what you call benefits. If your child is born in the US, once they turn 18, they can file for gree card for parents (you and your husband). This usually takes 1 yr. You get your green card and 5 years later (if you remain in the US) you can become a US citizen (So 24 years in total). lol

      For the child, can def take advantage of better health care, education, availability of scholarships, etc.

  13. nelly

    October 22, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Trust me, I would have still done the same thing if giving the opportunity. This our country Naija no de try at all. Boko haram, Fulani herdsmen, militants, kidnapping, robbers, joblessness after graduating. All these are not good for ones kid at all… really want to leave this country

    • Are we there yet?

      October 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Lol!!! And ur child being born in american will not be exposed to gangs, terror attacks, racism, drugs use, rape, & other american societal ills???

      Blue passport does not guarantee a purpose driven life for ur children.

    • TK

      October 22, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Don’t say that oo! things are not that easy in America! as a matter of fact, I think they’re harder, from personal observation. You only enjoy when you have money, otherwise you’re just going to waste your time. Have you seen where some of Nigerians live in America? they’ll never live in such in Nigeria and they won’t tell you the same! Black Americans still suffer racial inequality and they were born and raised there!! It’s not all a bed of roses, please re-think. If your child is a citizen, then getting a job would be easier for them and public universities would be cheaper, but I know maaaanyyyy Nigerians here that have full ride scholarships, who eventually end up getting the high paying jobs, so what are we saying?

  14. lala

    October 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    The benefits of being a US citizen will become normalized when it has been saturated.look at how being a citizen of the UK became sour.Not every US citizen is living a glorified life, even thought it is still better that Nigeria in many ways.US citizens still drive taxi and sweep the roads.Many Asian countries don’t allow dual citizenship.If a mother chose to give birth in the US, the child will become an international student when the return back to china and have to apply for work visa to work and is not entitled to the free healthcare and the country pension.Its their way to combat people running to the US to give birth.Their mantra is you cant have both.While an american citizen does not even everything for free.Sweden & Australia give you money monthly for just having a baby that will become a citizen.

    • Becca

      October 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      How has UK citizenship become sour? People are risking their lives and that of their kids to get to the UK, the land of milk and honey thanks to the overly generous welfare benefits. Even Nigerians are entering dinghy’s with syrians and co claiming asylum.

    • NaijaPikin

      October 23, 2015 at 4:09 am

      By sour, it means UK stopped citizenship by birth so if you born in uk, unless one of the parents is citizen, omo no show.

  15. mariam

    October 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    I think what lala means by sour is not as sweet. LOL.

  16. imose

    October 22, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Deportation is not a day thing in America neither is it a one month thing !! When you are an illegal irrespective of however you came into the US you must be subjected to a removal proceeding !
    The US has no obligation to take your child away from you even though you are illegal . Their laws are family (mother )friendly and would not want to separate the mother from her child !
    Furthermore , this report is inconclusive because it doesn’t state when the incident happened and the date where she was allegedly deported ! Please cross check your facts again !

  17. Kristy

    October 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I totally agree with you Imose….

  18. Rolybaby

    October 22, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Lol, you know you’ve just started a trend of Nigerians having their kids in Brazil. Ahn ahn, permanent residency, access to US. Some people are planning to disappear.

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