NYT: 'Maternity tourists' bust sparks debate - US news - The New York Times - msnbc.com By JENNIFER MEDINA The New York Times SAN GABRIEL, Calif. The building inspectors and police officers walked into the small row of connected town houses here knowing something was amiss. Neighbors had complained about noise and a lot of pregnant women coming and going. And when they went into a kitchen they saw a row of clear bassinets holding several infants, with a woman acting as a nurse hovering over them. For months, officials say, the house was home to maternity tourists, in this case, women from China who had paid tens of thousands of dollars to deliver their babies in the United States, making the infants automatic American citizens. Officials shut down the home, sending the 10 mothers who had been living there with their babies to nearby motels. ~~~~~~~ Immigration experts say it is impossible to know precisely how widespread maternity tourism is. Businesses in China, Mexico and South Korea advertise packages that arrange for doctors, insurance and postpartum care. And the Marmara, a Turkish-owned hotel on the Upper East Side in New York City, has advertised monthlong baby stays that come with a stroller. Ya have to love we people use our kindness against us. First of many? or One of many?