Raids on "birth tourism" sites

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/feds-raid-l-maternity-hotel-birth-tourists-n315996

Southern California apartment complexes that doubled as "maternity hotels" for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday, capping an unprecedented federal sting operation, officials said.

NBC News was on the scene as Homeland Security agents swept into The Carlyle, a luxury property in Irvine, California, which housed pregnant women and new moms who allegedly forked over $40,000 to $80,000 to give birth in the United States.

"I am doing this for the education of the next generation," one of the women told NBC News.

None of the women were arrested; they are being treated as material witnesses, and paramedics were on hand in case any of them went into labor during the sweep.

Instead, the investigation was aimed at ringleaders who pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars tax-free to help Chinese nationals obtain visas and then pamper them until they delivered in an American hospital at a discount, court papers show.
I like what RNG pointed out about this type of situation on another thread here.
Another large frustration I have is that Canada is the only other country in the world besides the US that has jus soli.

Many Chinese come here to give birth just so that if the kid has some bad or expensive medical condition, they ship him over right now for my tax dollars to fix him. That is a user that unlike the natural citizens has never contributed to the system. It sucks.
I agree and well stated.
 
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If there are sleazy dollars to be made, the Republican President will be right in there.

Wealthy Russians are flocking to give birth at Trump’s luxury US resorts so their kids can have dual-citizenship

While President Trump cracks down on the children of undocumented migrants, wealthy Russians are using his properties to secure dual-citizenship for their babies.

The President's Florida properties are a Russian birth tourism hotspot, according to a Daily Beast investigation. Trump resorts are a popular choice for birth tourism companies, who offer luxury holidays to help expectant Russian parents secure dual Russian and American citizenship for their baby by giving birth in the US.

Russian birth tourism companies are offering Trump apartments as part of packages costing £57,000 ($75,000) plus, as well as medical care, the Daily Beast found.

Status-Med, a Miami birth tourism company, offers a Trump Royale penthouse apartment for £5,300 ($7,000) a month alongside full access to the Sunny Medical Centre, which organises both beach yoga, get-togethers and medical care for expectant mothers.
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyl...r-kids-can-have-dualcitizenship-a3628971.html
 
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The problem is the Supreme Court. Does Congress have the balls to take them on and enact legislation prohibiting this? No, Congress does not, not for decades now.
 
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This country is now dedicated to the wealthy, and the wealthy from all over the world come here to enjoy it, and to take advantage of the system, which has been taken over for the benefit of the wealthy.
 
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That is why the 14th amendment needs to be repealed.
If the 14th were repealed, what do you plan on doing with the 1866 Civil Rights Act? Since the 14th is merely declaratory of existing law, then what?

Why not simply have SCOTUS define "and subject to the jurisdiction of"? Since illegals don't have a political presence in the US nor a legally recognized domicil, then why should their children be recognized as US born citizens? A birth certificate isn't proof of US citizenship any way. Their parents can go to their embassy in the US and register their child and receive their citizenship.
 
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If the 14th were repealed, what do you plan on doing with the 1866 Civil Rights Act? Since the 14th is merely declaratory of existing law, then what?

Why not simply have SCOTUS define "and subject to the jurisdiction of"? Since illegals don't have a political presence in the US nor a legally recognized domicil, then why should there children be recognized as US born citizens? A birth certificate isn't proof of US citizenship any way. Their parents can go to their embassy in the US and register their child and receive their citizenship.
I don't know what the 1866 civil rights act was. But I know that the 14th amendment is meant to give the children born here citizenship. And that was meant to help ex-slaves. So it has outlived its usefulness. Also, the 1866 civil rights act existed before there was a 14th amendment. It would continue to exist if the 14th amendment was repealed.
 
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If the 14th were repealed, what do you plan on doing with the 1866 Civil Rights Act? Since the 14th is merely declaratory of existing law, then what?

Why not simply have SCOTUS define "and subject to the jurisdiction of"? Since illegals don't have a political presence in the US nor a legally recognized domicil, then why should there children be recognized as US born citizens? A birth certificate isn't proof of US citizenship any way. Their parents can go to their embassy in the US and register their child and receive their citizenship.
"Subject to the jurisdiction of " is already defined.
It means people who are within the borders of the United States who do not have diplomatic immunity.
 

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