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Feds Raid 'Maternity Hotels Where Tourists Paid Up to $80K to give birth in the US.

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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:41 PM
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Department of Homeland Security officials stormed 20 locations in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Bernardino County looking for suspected "birth tourism" operations, in which Chinese nationals allegedly paid "handlers" between $40,000 and $80,000 to advise them on obtaining visas, flying through the least suspicious airports and even disguising their pregnancies.

Though it’s not illegal to have their babies in the United States, birth tourists usually lie to immigration officials about their reasons for travel, according to an official cited by NBC. The bigger focus, however, are the organizers of websites that targeted women in China and sold the "maternity hotel" stays to them.

For that reason, authorities did not arrest the women staying in the buildings on Wednesday, but instead will use them as witnesses in an attempt to prosecute the "handlers."

FE DS RAID 'MATERNITY HOTELS' WHERE TOURISTS PAID UP TO $80K TO GIVE BIRTH IN U.S.

I personally think it is absurd that this has been allowed for so long, and am glad they are cracking down on those who are making money on it.
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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: misskat1

There's already a thread on this somewhere.

This is from January 2018.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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It is unfortunate that a vast number of US citizens will remain in the dark about these types of practices and that illegal immigration issues are not only south of our border.


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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:50 PM
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Exhibit A in why we need to do away with birth right citizenship.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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Never even knew this was a thing. Wow.

A2D



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: Annee

I did a headline search but didnt find anything.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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Houston , we have a problem

All caps in title
No-no on ATS

And , old news at that.

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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

I cut and pasted the headline. It said to use the original headline, so didnt realize it couldnt be capped.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: Gothmog

I cut and pasted the headline. It said to use the original headline, so didnt realize it couldnt be capped.

You are correct. It is a no-no



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

I fixed that part, cant do anything about the old news. Been awhile since I posted anything. I guess I crashed and burned this time. lol



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: Gothmog

I fixed that part, cant do anything about the old news. Been awhile since I posted anything. I guess I crashed and burned this time. lol

Thats ok.
I missed this news
And the FYI for the all caps was for your benefit , not mine.




posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: Lab4Us

It happens a lot on the west coast because of the China one kid law. Happens a lot in Canada especially in BC. And then the rich families buy a condo or house and it sits there vacant until the child is old enough and they all move over.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
Houston , we have a problem

All caps in title
No-no on ATS

And , old news at that.



The words in the HEADLINE GREW over time....



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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originally posted by: JimNasium

originally posted by: Gothmog
Houston , we have a problem

All caps in title
No-no on ATS

And , old news at that.



The words in the HEADLINE GREW over time....

I reckon so...



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Lab4Us

It happens a lot on the west coast because of the China one kid law. Happens a lot in Canada especially in BC. And then the rich families buy a condo or house and it sits there vacant until the child is old enough and they all move over.


Humans (and governments)...gotta love ‘em!



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Lab4Us

It happens a lot on the west coast because of the China one kid law. Happens a lot in Canada especially in BC. And then the rich families buy a condo or house and it sits there vacant until the child is old enough and they all move over.


Yup....walked past a line up of people about 2 years ago at a new development nearby that hadn't actually been started yet. There was a line of people about two blocks long. I chatted with one of the people waiting in line turns out the developers had paid for everyone in line's plane tickets from and back to China, all their accomodations here do they could come and view and possibly purchased suites in the not even begun yet apartment building.

I'm guessing it worked because they went on to build and complete it within the year and are now currently building an even bigger tower directly in front of the first one, completely blocking the view that was a 'perk' of the first one and a townhouse complex below the two. This one from what I can tell sits about half empty, like all the other apartments in my neighbourhood. In the same time period another site next to that one owned by different developers have about half, maybe, of one building complete. I figure they keep running out of money, they keep starting and stopping construction.

There's also at least one building nearby used by escorts. I regularly see ads posted on posts and stuff around offering girls things like $2000-$3000 a week to live and work in these apartments.

BC's real estate and development is totally and completely #ed and corrupt and ia destroying the province.

Just hoping now after the civic elections there might be a difference. We got rid of the mayor that's been there for 15 years now and who's been basically cutting funding to the city and allowing developers to run wild. So hopefully, in my city at least there might start being a change.
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posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: Annee

I did a headline search but didnt find anything.


Hence "somewhere"


I know. Just thought I'd let you know.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: misskat1

If we treated the 14th Amendment the way that it was intended, there would be no birthright citizenship issues. It's the unwillingness of certain people to take into account the intended definitions and meanings of words when written that causes the problems that we see today when looking at the constitution and its amendments.

I feel bad for these people--they get taken advantage of because our constitution gets taken advantage of.

Then the taxpayer often gets taken advantage of or abused (like having to pay for investigations, raids, and trials surrounding these issues).



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

I think it should be for citizens, and people who are on the path to citizenship only. And by on the path, immigrated with intent, working, and planning on taking the oath. Non of this back and forth stuff.

Its tough tho. A lot of families would be ripped apart if the laws changed suddenly.



posted on Nov, 5 2018 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: SlapMonkey

I think it should be for citizens, and people who are on the path to citizenship only. And by on the path, immigrated with intent, working, and planning on taking the oath. Non of this back and forth stuff.

Its tough tho. A lot of families would be ripped apart if the laws changed suddenly.


Doesn’t have to be sudden. Could be grandfathered and written in a way such as “effective Jan 1, 2019, there will no longer be birthright citizenship for babies born after this date, except in the following instances...”, or something like that. Or there could a sort of warning Jan 1, 2019, followed by full enactment Jan 1, 2020, which would account for those already pregnant as of Jan 1, 2019.



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