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A Crackdown on Birth Tourism

A Crackdown on Birth Tourism
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By with Michael R. Shannon
Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:30 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The Department of Homeland Security has proudly announced it has managed to treat one symptom of America’s dysfunctional immigration system. Before we go further, let’s take a break to explain what we mean by “dysfunctional.”

In our usage “dysfunctional” means the system doesn’t work for citizens or the national interest, but it’s purring like a top for scammers, leftists, cheap labor importers, illegal immigrants, the great immigration “compassion complex,” and other immigration law breakers.

They get plenty of benefits while citizens are stuck with the bill.

DHS announced the indictment of the operators of three “birth tourism” companies that flew Chinese nationals here so they could have a baby and a U.S. citizen simultaneously. The LA Times reports the operators of You Win USA, USA Happy Baby, and Star Baby Care were indicted for “an array of crimes including immigration fraud, money laundering and identity theft, according to indictments filed in U.S. District Court.”

Well at least the company names were truthful.

Arrests were made for only two of the three companies because in DHS’ loveable Keystone Cops fashion the operator of the third company was allowed to flee to China along with a group of witnesses and mothers who participated in the fraud.

Having an anchor baby in the U.S. employs many of the same techniques and all of the lies that asylum applicants use to game the system. The Times found, “You Win USA employees allegedly coached the women on the lies they should write on bogus applications for tourist visas and made sure the women traveled before their bellies swelled too much to conceal.” Scammers are “coached on how to deceive U.S immigration officials. She was instructed to fabricate a job and the name of the place she went to school, information the You Win USA employee later used to complete an application for a tourist visa to the United States on behalf of the woman.”

And as a final poke in the eye the scammers, “After paying tens of thousands of dollars to the companies that brought them to the U.S., the mothers often claimed to be uninsured or poor to receive a reduced bill for childbirth services.”

The Center for Immigration Studies estimates Chinese fraudsters alone have approximately 36,000 babies a year in the U.S.

However, the LA Times definition of birth tourism evidently requires an airplane has to be in the picture since the only other countries listed as birth tourism producers are Taiwan, Korea, Turkey, and Russia. The entirety of Latin America is missing from this list, although come to think of it maybe to qualify as a birth tourist the individual has to be planning on returning to the home country, which certainly doesn’t apply to Latin American anchor babies.

Cracking down on organized birth tourism scams won’t do anything to end the problem because it doesn’t address the cause, which is the absurd concept of birthright citizenship. The USA and Canada are the only first-world nations that grant citizenship to any and all lucky enough to be born within the nation’s borders.

Back in November of 2018 President Trump promised to issue an executive order ending the practice in the U.S. Four months later we are still waiting.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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The Department of Homeland Security has proudly announced it has managed to treat one symptom of America’s dysfunctional immigration system.
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