90 Miles From Tyranny : Report: Trump Administration to Tackle Birth Tourism

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Report: Trump Administration to Tackle Birth Tourism




The Trump administration has a new target on the immigration front — pregnant women visiting from other countries — with plans as early as this week to roll out a new rule cracking down on "birth tourism," three administration officials told Axios.

Why it matters: Trump has threatened to end birthright citizenship and railed against immigrant "anchor babies." The new rule would be one of the first tangible steps to test how much legal authority the administration has to prevent foreigners from taking advantage of the 14th Amendment's protection of citizenship for anyone born in the U.S.
  • "This change is intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry," a State Department official told Axios.
  • The regulation is also part of the administration's broader efforts to intensify the vetting process for visas, according to another senior administration official.

The big picture: "Birth tourists" often come to the U.S. from China, Russia and Nigeria, according to the AP.
There's no official count of babies born to foreign visitors in the U.S., while the immigration restrictionist group Center for Immigration Studies — which has close ties to Trump administration immigration officials — puts estimates at around 33,000 every year.

How the new regulation would work: It would alter the requirements for B visas (or visitor visas), giving State Department officials the authority to deny foreigners the short-term business and tourism visas if they believe the process is being used to facilitate automatic citizenship.

It's unclear yet how the rule would be enforced — whether officials would be directed to consider pregnancy or the country of the woman's citizenship in determining whether to...



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1 comment:

  1. BC is at the forefront of Chinese invading Canada. Currently Vancouver's Chinese population stands at roughly 56% set to rise until by 2045 there is an overwhelming majority at which point they could easily attempt succession from Canada.

    Meanwhile, for the past few decades there has been the ongoing scandal of pregnant Chinese women coming to special birthing houses in Vancouver. Large numbers of women. They stay, have the baby, then return home with a new Canadian citizen in their arms, to be raised in China. No one seems to know why but methinks it is all invasion oriented, these babies were born on Canadian soil.

    Trump is on the right path. It is only common sense.

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