anchor baby

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anchor baby

n. Offensive
Used as a disparaging term for a child born to a noncitizen mother in a country that grants automatic citizenship to children born on its soil, especially when the child's birthplace is thought to have been chosen in order to improve the mother's or other relatives' chances of securing eventual citizenship.
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Other, less common terms are jackpot baby and maternity tourism.