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"Anchor baby" tourism on the rise

But a slew of complaints has gotten the attention of U.S. law enforcement and the crackdown has begun.

While the primary target are Chinese and Koreans living in the States due to the large numbers participating in the scam, the practice is growing increasingly popular with Nigerian, Taiwanese and Turkish nationals according to one study.

Mexicans living and working in the States under work visas are also known to widely take advantage of the American Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which grants any child born on U.S. soil automatic citizenship. When those children turn 21 they then qualify for the “family reunification” statute which allows their family to petition for permanent residence –which most often is granted.

Just a few weeks back a Chinese-run mansion subdivided into 17 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms, was shut down for code enforcement violations –at the moment th

Added: Feb-13-2013 Occurred On: Feb-13-2013
By: plokiju
Regional News
Tags: anchor baby, birth, tourism, tourist, rise, immigration, visa
Location: United States (load item map)
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