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President Trump To Crack Down On ‘Birth Tourism’: Report

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The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to crack down on foreign nationals who visit the United States with the explicit intention to give birth, taking advantage of the country’s birthright citizen laws.

President Donald Trump is expected to roll out changes to visa requirements in the coming days in order to stifle the “birth tourism” industry, in which many pregnant women from across the world enter the U.S. to give birth, according to administration who spoke with Axios. The proposals would be the latest in the administration’s efforts to clamp down on abuse of the U.S. immigration system.

Every year, tens of thousands of foreign visitors enter the U.S. and give birth, taking advantage of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which gives automatic citizenship to anyone born on American soil. While it’s difficult to calculate the exact amount, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates this number to be around 33,000 a year.

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Such a move would appear to be months in the making. Trump — who has made immigration enforcement a top priority in the White House — in August confirmed a reporter’s question that he was “very seriously” looking into ending birthright citizenship by way of executive order.

“We’re looking at that very seriously, birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land — you walk over the border and have a baby,” he said at the time. “Congratulations, the baby is now a U.S. citizen. We’re looking at it very, very seriously. I don’t know how you found that out, but that’s very good,” he went on. “It’s frankly ridiculous.”

Specifically, the administration is reportedly considering changes to visitor visas, or B visas, that give foreign nationals the ability to visit the U.S. on a temporary basis. The State Department would have the authority to deny individuals tourism or short-term business visas if they are suspected of trying to facilitate automatic citizenship, according to Axios.

Abuse of U.S. birthright citizenship laws is well documented, and individuals have been prosecuted over the years of running elaborate and high-dollar “birth tourism” schemes.

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A Chinese national pled guilty and was sentenced to prison for running a “birth tourism” operation out of Orange County, California. Under her business, wealthy Chinese officials and other pregnant clients paid her thousands of dollars for her coaching lessons on how to skirt immigration laws and successfully enter the U.S. and give birth American babies. The Chinese national raked in about $3 million in wire transfers from her clients over just two years.

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3 comments

  1. Good for Trump!!!
    The 14h Amendment has been been selectively turned & twisted to facilitate the ‘ideals’ of progressive individuals…..Original Amendments “At least one parent must be a citizen” etc
    The condensed ‘pocket’ version is not a sufficient source to explain intent .

    Look up the Amendments or go to the website provided above by Craig.

  2. Craig Michael Vandertie

    https://www.14thamendment.us/birthright_citizenship/original_intent.html

    *2nd highlighted paragraph for specific details of what should have been included within the articles of the 14th Ammendment but was criminally omitted, yes I know parents pledging their allegiance to only one nation, learning the language of the land, celebrating no national holidays other than holidays celebrated within the United States especially those nationalist in nature such as Cinco de Mayo.

    Yes, I realize the same could be said about Oktober fest but that was a celebration of a royal family inviting one and all to come and eat drink and be merry on bratwurst and beer, oh yeah, I am 25% German but never have had much of a taste for German cuisine, Frank’s idea of Sauer Kraut, shredded cabbage with vinegar poured in, true Sauer Kraut is fermented cabbage.

    My apologies for going off on a tangent but wanted to make my opinion on the subject of what makes an illegal alien an illegal alien.

  3. Craig Michael Vandertie

    Howard Jacob wanted to be even more precise in having the stipulations that children of foreign diplomats and non-citizens are not will not be accepted as being United States citizens, but even back then the criminal members of the Democratic party had it omitted because nothing can win you the popular vote easier than 1,000,000s of illegal aliens voting for you.

    https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/birthright-citizenship-fundamental-misunderstanding-the-14th-amendment#MEC-Embedded-Ask

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