- Mar 11, 2009
- Reaction score
- South Carolina
- Political Leaning
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.
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....