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U.S. to target “birth tourism” with new visa restrictions for pregnant women

  • January 23, 2020
  • , Asahi evening edition
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Thursday evening’s Asahi wrote the Associated Press reported on Wednesday that the Trump administration is planning to tighten rules for pregnant women from foreign countries to obtain tourist visas in order to restrict “birth tourism,” a practice in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can obtain U.S. citizenship. Asahi speculated the Trump administration is concerned that the United States’ “birthright citizenship” policy, under which anyone born in the United States is considered a U.S. citizen under the Constitution, is leading to a rise in immigrants.

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