Pregnant foreigners will have a tougher time traveling to the US and giving birth in the country since the Trump administration announced new restrictions.
The restrictions make it difficult for pregnant women on visas to come to the US and give birth to their children, which normally would grant the newborn US citizenship. The restrictions apply to B visas and nonimmigrants.
“The rules, are an attempt to crack down on ‘birth tourism’ or the practice of giving birth in the United States in order to obtain U.S. citizenship for a child,” reports CNBC.
“The final rule addresses concerns about the attendant risks of this activity to national security and law enforcement, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry, as reflected in federal prosecutions of individuals and entities involved in that industry,” said the administration.
CNBC points out that the administration has been highly critical of birthright citizenship.
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