anchor baby


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anchor baby

A baby born in a particular country who, as a result of citizen rights created at the time of his or her birth, facilitates the entry and immigration of the child’s relatives into the country.
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She has been using him as an anchor baby and as a pawn for attention in the name of "immigrants' rights.
The anchor baby can then sponsor its non-citizen family to come to Canada to settle.