Monday, July 5, 2010

Chinese Government Concerned

About birthright citizenship in the U.S. (h/t Weasel Zippers) Now there is a shocker, the Chinese government is more concerned about fraudulently obtaining American citizenship than the American government.

The rich urban Chinese are seeking to evade the one-child policy in China:

Most parents come from affluent families in cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Hangzhou. Some are motivated by the chance to get US citizenship for their babies, others want to evade China's family planning policy, which restricts most urban couples to one child, he said.

Obviously American citizenship helps in other ways, such as sponsoring the parent for residency later in life, thereby gaining a huge welfare income through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for themselves as well.

In this story the parents are paying cash, but in reality birth-right citizenship is usually a welfare practice. Among Asians, Philippinos specialize in this; even Phillippine Airlines stewardesses are prominent in the California welfare system for giving birth on MediCal. Years ago under former Governor Pete Wilson, California welfare fraud investators were shutting this down by cooperating with the legacy INS at airports and land borders, catching tens of thousands of welfare recipients from Mexico and the Philippines. However lawsuits were brought and the then Governor Gray Davis ended the program, and the practice continues.

The article claims that this birth-right tourism is not against the law.

"The Chinese are good at working the rules and, as long as it's not against the law in either country, no one can stop them," said Professor Wu Cangping, from the population studies department at Renmin University of China.

But that is not true. No Consular Officer at an American diplomatic post in China would issue a tourist visa to go to the U.S. to give birth. First of all there is no assurance that the parents will pay. Most birth tourists use welfare to give birth and giving birth is clearly not a lawful purpose, as the article lets slip:

Usually, parents use tourist visas to travel to the US when the pregnancy is in the sixth or seventh month. Typically, they stay for between three and six months, then return with their new arrivals.

Jiang said the agency trains couples to obtain visas and tells them how to handle themselves during US customs interviews.

"I got my visa, as they instructed, and insisted that I wanted to go to the US to travel when I faced the US customs officer," said Wang.

In rare cases, the customs officers might only grant a short stay, such as for one month, according to Jiang.

"But don't worry. The agency is actually experienced in handling that," he said, adding that it has contracted local lawyers who can help people apply for an extended period of stay. He said the waiting period such legal action buys, which is about four or five months, gives mothers enough time to have their babies.

Clearly the organizers of this business know it is illegal. Otherwise they would not have to train their clients on anything. Or exploit the loop hole of restricted stays and applications for extensions. The above alien is openly lying, telling the Customs and Border Protection Officer that she is coming for tourism, but in reality she is coming to give birth. If it was legal all they just say they are coming to give birth. The sad thing is that some in the American government think this is legal. Thomas Schiltgen, former legacy INS District Director in San Francisco and later Los Angeles publically endorsed this fraud when the issue came up of Korean women doing the same thing. But you know that none of those Koreans nor any of the Chinese put on their visa applications that they are coming to give birth.

The Immigration and Naturalization Service says the birth tours are not illegal as long as the women have enough money to pay their medical bills.

"There is nothing inherently illegal about somebody coming over here as a tourist and bearing a child. Doing so doesn't necessarily violate the terms of being a tourist," said Thomas Schiltgen, district director of the INS office in Los Angeles. "Any tourist needs to establish that they have the funds to accomplish their purpose in the United States."

The South Korean women giving birth in the United States tend to be well educated and upper-class, with big ambitions for their children. Since many have been to America before and have good jobs in South Korea, they are deemed unlikely to overstay their welcome and thus can easily get tourist visas. Indeed, most are eager to fly home as soon as they can get the birth certificates and passports for their newborns.


The South Korean women giving birth in the United States tend to be well educated and upper-class, with big ambitions for their children. Since many have been to America before and have good jobs in South Korea, they are deemed unlikely to overstay their welcome and thus can easily get tourist visas. Indeed, most are eager to fly home as soon as they can get the birth certificates and passports for their newborns.


This is just more evidence of one part of the U.S. government aiding and abetting a crime. One hand says it is illegal and the other says it is legal. The U.S. government can't even be singing off the same sheet.

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