Do you think babies of foreign tourists should get automatic U.S. citizenship if their parents vacationed at Disney World or the national parks and gave birth while here?***************
If so, do you support deporting the parents if they overstay their visas or is their U.S.-citizen child a reason to let them stay?
Even if there are some better examples of why birthright citizenship is the right thing to do, doesn't the Disney World example suggest something needs to change?
How would you prevent the more than 45 million legal foreign visitors who enter our country each year from getting anchored through birthright citizenship?
"Welcome to Maternity Hotel California," by Benjamin Carlson of Rolling Stone. Excerpt:
"While birth tourism has become extremely popular in China, no one knows exactly how many Chinese visit the U.S. each year to have a baby. In 2012, according to Chinese state media, there were some 10,000 tourist births from China; more recent estimates have put the number as high as 60,000 a year....***************
"....birth tourists, arriving on legal visas, aren't breaking any laws while in the country. But as the issue has gained media coverage, federal agents have turned to a few tools at their disposal. Lying during an interview at the embassy -- visa fraud -- is a federal crime, as is tax fraud. Many maternity hotels coach their clients on what to say to U.S. consular officials, and, according to law enforcement, it appears few pay taxes."
"Report: 36,000 foreign 'birth tourists' here to make U.S. babies" by Paul Bedard for the Washington Examiner. Excerpt:
"Trying to figure out the accurate numbers is nearly impossible but the Center for Immigration Studies has compared two key official U.S. survey figures of all mothers to suggest that the number is about 36,000."
"Donald Trump pushes birthright citizenship to forefront of political debate" by Stephen Dinan for the Washington Times. Excerpt:
"The idea of ending birthright citizenship through legislation has been kicked around for years, and was even part of a 1993 bill introduced by current Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.
"A decade ago, House Republican leaders formed a task force that brought together both sides of the Republican immigration debate, and they agreed on the need to try to halt birthright citizenship."
How Trump could change birthright citizenship" by Jon Feere in The Hill. Excerpt:
"Whether Trump worked with Congress to draft legislation or simply directed agencies to apply the Citizenship Clause more narrowly, the issue would likely end up at the Supreme Court. At that point, it might depend on what side of the bed Justice Anthony Kennedy woke up on that morning, or on whether Trump had appointed any new justices to the Supreme Court. Either way, there finally might be some clarity on the issue of birthright citizenship."
"Close loopholes in immigration" by Sen. David Vitter in USA Today. Excerpt:
"'Subject to the jurisdiction thereof' seems pretty clear to me. Congress is afforded the authority to clarify the statutory language so that foreign citizens don't take advantage of our constitutional rights. I've introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to make those necessary clarifications and close the loopholes in our immigration laws to make sure that birthright citizenship is given only to the children of U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens."
Be sure to reference the links above frequently over the next several days.
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