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Birth Tourism

As far as the controversy surrounding the so-called 'Anchor Babies' issue persistent in America these days, it is not the Latinos who are most guilty of this practice. Leading the pack to take advantage of an outdated law from 1868 which gave the right of citizenship to former slaves and their offspring, are Chinese citizens. Tens of thousands of well-off pregnant Chinese women are traveling to the USA on limited tourist visas each year in order to give birth mainly in California. Furthermore, their visits are through organized tours which provide them with healthcare including doctors and nurses at private facilities in the Los Angeles area. Some of the women and their families pay over $30,000 to tourism outfits in California to help with the entire process. Now that's Capitalism at its best!

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JohnRoberts wrote on August 27, 2015, 9:02 AM

I live in LA and suddenly feel more depressed than I was before. A great example of why that law has to be revoked or at least altered.