Monday, January 27, 2020

US to Impose Visa Restrictions for Pregnant Women to Crackdown on 'birth tourism'

The State Department plans to impose travel restrictions on pregnant women visiting the U.S., the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
The move is an effort to curve “birth tourism,” in which foreign-born women visit the U.S. specifically to give birth. Sources within the State Department shared a draft of the new regulations with AP, which revealed that women who are pregnant and otherwise eligible for U.S. tourist visas will have to prove that they are visiting the U.S. for a reason other than to have their child.
The proposed rule is “intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry,” a State Department spokesperson told AP.
In the past, President Trump has said that the administration is “seriously looking into” ending birthright citizenship.
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