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  • Jose Miguel and Maryuri Ortiz, with their sons, waiting in a bus station in San Diego, California on Dec. 5, 2018.

    Jose Miguel and Maryuri Ortiz, with their sons, waiting in a bus station in San Diego, California on Dec. 5, 2018. | Photo: EFE

Published 6 December 2018

The Ortiz family, who has traveled to Columbus, Ohio, while they wait for an immigration hearing later this month.

A migrant couple from the Honduran caravan is celebrating the birth of their second child in a hospital on United States territory. Maryuri, while in the advanced stages of pregnancy, entered U.S. territory on Nov. 26 with her husband Jose Miguel Ortiz and their 3-year-old son Santiago, after the group surrendered to U.S. Border Patrol.

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The Ortiz family was being housed in a detention center when Maryuri went into labor and was transferred to a San Diego, California hospital, where she gave birth to a son, Mike. The family then returned to the facility. Since Mike was born on United States soil, Maryuri and Jose anticipate that their son will be granted U.S. residency.

The family remains hopeful, but know that the legal process is arduous. "I feel happy... but also tense because we have our [immigration] audiences," Jose said.

"I flee because my mother and my brother were killed. I am also in danger," Kenya Arias and her daughter Sury. Photos from the migrant caravan in Mexico.

Border Angels, a non-profit organization that advocates for migrant's human rights, has also provided aid to the Ortiz family, who has traveled to Columbus, Ohio, while they wait for an immigration hearing later this month.

According to Mexico's Secretary of Civil Protection, 2,500 caravan migrants remain sheltered in Tijuana; 1,000 Central Americans have returned to their countries, and 1,000 migrants have tried to cross into the United States.

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