View Full Version : How can a pregnant, illegal Moroccan migrant gain residency for herself and child?

Patricia R.
05-26-2011, 07:48 PM
I am a Canadian author working on a story (fictional) about a pregnant Moroccan woman who enters Spain illegally by boat (her husband drowns) and ends up in an illegal migrant camp in southern Spain.

My question is: I know that a child born in Spain does not automatically get Spanish citizenship. But would having a child in Spain give this woman a better chance of getting residency? Would her education play a role in helping her (she has some college education and speaks English)? About how long would it take her to get residency and then citizenship?

Many thanks for the help of this forum!