Birth Tourism: How to buy American Citizenship

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    Instead of paying an American to marry you for citizenship, there's a new way to gain US citizenship. Pay for a vacation to birth your baby on American soil.

    Check this out. And it's apparently not illegal to set up a "birth hotel" according to this article.

    California 'maternity hotel' where Chinese women pay thousands to give birth and make their babies American citizens closes

    Chino Hills house allegedly hosted dozens of pregnant women from China who flew in to give birth and get their children American citizenship
    The practice of 'birth tourism' is not illegal but the house was given restraining order for breaching local planning rules
    Owners left after local protest said it was 'unethical and unamerican'

    By Daily Mail Reporter

    PUBLISHED: 21:40 GMT, 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 21:41 GMT, 12 January 2013

    An alleged 'maternity hotel' in Southern California where pregnant women from China stayed so they could give birth there and make their babies American citizens in the process has been closed.

    Neighbors of the property in the quiet neighborhood of Chino Hills, set up a protest group and repeatedly complained that women - at one point up to 30 - were being put up in the home in a 'birth tourism' scheme, according to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.


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    'Maternity hotel': This gated property in Chino Hills, California, was allegedly operating as a hotel where Chinese women could give birth and earn their babies American citizenship


    California 'maternity hotel' where Chinese women pay thousands to give birth and make their babies American citizens closes | Mail Online
     
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    CBS covered this tonight.
     
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    It seems like at least one of the parents should be a permanent resident in order for the child to be given automatic citizenship.
     
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    They not only get options to be US citizens, but they get around China's one child policy.

     

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