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Maternity Tourism

March 29th, 2011 38 comments

The 14th Amendment legally makes any baby born in the United States an American citizen. This was originally legislated to make children of African American slaves legitimate in the United States. Since then, the law has been exploited by foreign nationals to gain foot-hold into the country. Illegal immigrants come to the U.S. for birthing and in turn use the babies’ status to gain legal residence.

Apparently, there is a rising wave of Chinese nationals exploiting the 14th Amendment too. The New York Times recently reported, “Arriving as Pregnant Tourists, Leaving With American Babies” where a San Gabriel, California residence was illegally converted for use as a nursery for such purposes. Following passage basically summarized the issue: Read more…