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    PROMISES KEPT: Trump Admin Reveals New Rule to Deter “Birth Tourism”

    PROMISES KEPT: Trump Admin Reveals New Rule to Deter “Birth Tourism”

    January 23, 2020

    Jim Hoft




    There are some 33,000 births in the US to foreign nationals each year.


    Another 39,000 babies are born to foreign students, guest workers and other long-term temporary visa holders.


    And, an additional 300,000 babies are born to illegal aliens each year in the United States.

    According to Axios — President Trump is going to focus on this crisis in the coming weeks.

    And Democrats will no doubt fight him on this too.


    The new rule was announced on Thursday.


    https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/st...87857182781441


    It’s about time.


    The Hill reported:

    A rule issued by the State Department marks the administration’s first formal effort to cut down on the practice known as “birth tourism,” which President Trump has heavily criticized and suggested should be a reason for ending birthright citizenship.

    “This rule establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the United States is an impermissible basis for the issuance of a B nonimmigrant visa,” the statute reads.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/202...birth-tourism/
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    Trump administration releases rule to restrict 'birth tourism'



    January 23, 2020 - 10:36 AM EST

    John Bowden

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    The Trump administration on Thursday formally issued a rule allowing customs officials to deny entry to travelers whom they suspect are headed to the U.S. for the sole purpose of giving birth on American soil.


    A rule issued by the State Department marks the administration's first formal effort to cut down on the practice known as "birth tourism," which President Trump has heavily criticized and suggested should be a reason for ending birthright citizenship.


    "This rule establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the United States is an impermissible basis for the issuance of a B nonimmigrant visa," the statute reads.


    "Consequently, a consular officer shall deny a B nonimmigrant visa to an alien who he or she has reason to believe intends to travel for this primary purpose," it continues.


    The White House said in a statement that "the birth tourism industry threatens to overburden valuable hospital resources and is rife with criminal activity, as reflected in Federal prosecutions."


    "Closing this glaring immigration loophole will combat these endemic abuses and ultimately protect the United States from the national security risks created by this practice," the statement read.


    It's unclear how customs officials are to determine whether a traveler is headed to the U.S. for the purpose of giving birth on U.S. soil, though U.S. officials hinted to Axios earlier this week that Thursday's rule could be just the first in a line of actions against birth tourism.


    "Rome wasn't built in a day," a senior official told the news outlet. "Just the legal recognition that this is improper and wrong and not allowed is a significant step forward."


    "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 added to Axios.


    Lawmakers have previously questioned whether the administration has the right to curb birthright citizenship through executive action, with some — including allies of the president — believing that doing so would require a change to the Constitution.



    “I am not a lawyer, but it seems to me it would take a constitutional amendment to change that as opposed to an executive order," Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said of the president's criticism of birthright citizenship in 2018.



    —Updated at 12:27 p.m.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...-birth-tourism
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    New Estimate: 72,000 Births Annually to Tourists, Foreign Students and Other Visitors


    By CIS on December 11, 2019



    Two new analyses by the Center for Immigration Studies estimate that there are 39,000 births a year to foreign students, guest workers and others on long-term temporary visa, plus an additional 33,000 births annually to tourists – 72,000 in total. Those born to these "non-immigrants," as the government refers to them, are awarded U.S. citizenship because they were born in United States and not because a parent was a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holders). These births are in addition to the nearly 300,000 births each year to illegal immigrants.



    There May Be 33,000 Birth Tourists Annually
    72,000 Births Annually to Tourists, Foreign Students and Other Visitors

    Our analysis does not address the controversial question of whether the U.S. Constitution actually requires "birthright citizenship," as it is often called, to anyone born in the United States regardless of the parents' immigration status. Rather, our estimates inform that discussion by estimating the scale of births to non-immigrants, which is one part of the birthright citizenship controversy that is seldom considered.


    "Our analysis makes clear that the number of children born to visitors is not trivial; and over time the numbers are substantial," said Steven Camarota, the report's lead author and the Center's Director of Research. "It seems doubtful that the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment could have anticipated that tens of thousands of people each year would automatically be granted citizenship simply because their parents were on a temporary visit to the United States at the time of their birth."


    Births to Long-Term Temporary Visitors



    • The government estimates that in 2016 there were 800,000 women age 18 to 44 in the country on long-term non-immigrant visas, primarily foreign students, guest workers, and exchange visitors.
    • Based on a comparable population of women in Census Bureau data, we estimate there are 49 births per thousand to these women for a total of 39,000 births annually or 390,000 each decade.
    • The birth rate for non-immigrants aged 18-44 is relatively low compared to the 77 births per-thousand for immigrant women generally. However the total number of births to temporary visitors is still large because so many foreign students, guest workers and exchange visitors have been allowed into the country.
    • We estimate that at least 90 percent of the fathers of children born to non-immigrant women were not U.S. citizens, almost all them on temporary visa themselves or illegal immigrants. This means at least 35,000 children were born to a non-immigrant mother and were awarded U.S. citizenship at birth solely because they were born on U.S. soil and not because their parents were citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (green card holders).

    Birth Tourism



    • Many news stories in recent years have focused on "birth tourism," which describes the phenomenon of pregnant women coming to America shortly before their due dates so their children are born in the United States and are awarded U.S. citizenship.
    • Based on a comparison of birth records and Census Bureau data, we estimate there were 33,000 births to women on tourist visas in the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017. This translates to perhaps 330,000 such births each decade.
    • While there is significant uncertainty around this number, our new estimate is very similar to our prior estimate for second half of 2011 and first half of 2012.
    • It should be emphasized that the small number of mothers who provide a foreign address on birth documents are probably not birth tourists, as those engaged in birth tourism likely list a U.S. address so they can receive birth certificates and passports before returning to their home countries. These addresses are typically a relative's or a residence arranged by those "selling" birth tourism services.



    https://cis.org/Press-Release/Estima...Other-Visitors




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