The three companies who were involved in birthplace tourism, almost exclusively from China, made 7 million dollars by arranging to bring 8,500 women to America to give birth and have their anchor babies.
We are the only or at least almost the only country in the world that has anchor baby laws. Other countries are too smart and don’t have Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, which is why they are smarter. During the course of a full year, some 300,000 anchor babies are born in the United States.
The only other country that allows outright birthplace citizenship in Canada. Now see what I mean about a country having to be pretty stupid to allow it? I rest my case.
“These cases allege a wide array of criminal schemes that sought to defeat our immigration laws – laws that welcome foreign visitors so long as they are truthful about their intentions when entering the country,” U.S. Attorney for the Central District California Nick Hanna said in a statement.
“Statements by the operators of these birthing houses show contempt for the United States, while they were luring clients with the power and prestige of U.S. citizenship for their children,” Hanna continued. “Some of the wealthy clients of these businesses also showed blatant contempt for the U.S. by ignoring court orders directing them to stay in the country to assist with the investigation and by skipping out on their unpaid hospital bills.”
The three indictments detail how three different birth tourism companies — You Win USA, Star Baby Care, and USA Happy Baby Inc. — allegedly operated for decades in the state. Orange County-based You Win USA, for example, is accused of securing U.S. citizenship for the children of at least 500 Chinese nationals.