"The baby now, according to the law, is an American citizen”

Thursday’s coverage focused on the amazing story of a woman who was 8-months pregnant. According to co-host Steve Doocy, the woman “climbed over the border fence” near Tijuana, “and landed on the American side.” Doocy explained how “she was arrested along with some others and then she had the baby here on American soil and the baby now, according to the law is an American citizen.”

Doocy appears to be reporting the AP story of a Honduran woman who was arrested on November 26th but gave birth on December 5th. Maryury Serrano Hernandez, 19, told Univision giving birth in the U.S. was a “big reward” for the family’s grueling journey. The family was released from custody on Sunday, pending the outcomes of their immigration cases.