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U.S. charges 19 in Chinese 'birth tourism' scheme in California

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nineteen people have been charged in three “birth tourism” schemes that operated in Southern California to bring pregnant Chinese women into the United States in order to secure birthright citizenship for their children, federal prosecutors in Los Angeles said on Thursday.

The 17 cases unsealed on Thursday are the first federal charges brought against operators and customers of birth tourism businesses, the Justice Department said in a statement.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...th-tourism-scheme-in-california-idUSKCN1PP37P

The first? How can this be? Certainly "birth tourism" has been a problem longer than just recently...I think we need to re examine the whole "birth right citizenship" issue....
 

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Look at how much these immigrants are helping our economy!

Annual remittance flows to China:

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This stuff happens all the time. That it goes on openly and without consequence is a testament to the fact that Americans have no sovereignty in their own country.
 

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The first? How can this be? Certainly "birth tourism" has been a problem longer than just recently...I think we need to re examine the whole "birth right citizenship" issue....

Add this in to immigration reform....


Another item to fix as a whole......

1) Traveling mother's using Touris Visa's @8-9months with the intent to give birth so the child gets "birth rights"
2) Illegal border crosser's giving births @ ER just for this purpose. so the child gets "birth rights"


this is a blatant abuse and loop hole of the 14th amendment.
 

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Build that wall!

The wall won't stop all illegal immigration therefore it's pointless.

Locking your door at night won't prevent someone from smashing your window and breaking in, therefore it's pointless.
 

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The wall won't stop all illegal immigration therefore it's pointless.

Locking your door at night won't prevent someone from smashing your window and breaking in, therefore it's pointless.

Tired of ONLY the wall.... The wall is a partial facet to the illegal immigration issue. WE need FULL reform

1) close up loopholes that created incentives for people to break the law
2) Enforce the laws to create incentive for people to try to avoid getting caught
3) Disenfranchise and discourage illegal labor by providing work permits so that if people are willing to work for less then optimal wages, so be it, but let them do it legally and then go back home.
4) Stop conflating, LEGAL immigration with ILLEGAL immigration there is a HUGE difference! (not directed at you Phattonez, just a generic point)
 
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