Trump Admin Releases New Rule to Restrict ‘Birth Tourism’

The Trump administration has released a new rule aimed at restricting what is known as “birth tourism.”

According to The Hill:

The Trump administration on Thursday formally issued a rule allowing customs officials to deny entry to travelers whom they suspect are headed to the U.S. for the sole purpose of giving birth on American soil.

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A rule issued by the State Department marks the administration’s first formal effort to cut down on the practice known as “birth tourism,” which President Trump has heavily criticized and suggested should be a reason for ending birthright citizenship.

“This rule establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the United States is an impermissible basis for the issuance of a B nonimmigrant visa,” the statute reads.

“Consequently, a consular officer shall deny a B nonimmigrant visa to an alien who(m) he or she has reason to believe intends to travel for this primary purpose,” it continues.

It is not clear how officials will determine if someone is just a tourist or a “birth tourist” but it is reported that this could be the first rule of many.

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MillieK
MillieK
6 months ago

What a great shame that Congress has turned a blind eye to our defunct immigration laws for so many long, long years. Just what do they think they are elected to do? Voters think their Congressmen/women will be in Washington D.C. for the purpose of protecting this country and the citizenry, but it seems the majority of those elected are simply intent on ‘feathering their own nest’. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOR REALLY CARING ABOUT AMERICA.

CH
CH
6 months ago

Our Framers of the 14th Amendment did NOT intend for children born to foreigners in the U.S. to acquire U.S. Citizenship just because they were born here. They had to be Subject to U.S. Jurisdiction by which they owe SOLE ALLEGIANCE to the U.S. alone and no other foreign country. Children born in the U.S. to foreign parents or ‘aliens’ as illegals were called back then acquire their foreign parent’s citizenship upon birth as well as allegiance to their parent’s country of birth. In order to be a U.S. Citizen either Natural, Native or Citizen born you must have 2 parents for Natural Born and at least 1 U.S. Citizen Parent provided that parent meets certain requirements under U.S. Immigration Law.

And yes, even the Supreme Court has stated that to be a citizen of the U.S. you must be born to a U.S. Citizen Parent:
U.S. Supreme Court Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 21 Wall. 162 162 (1874)
“The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/88/162/case.html

U.S. Supreme Court: United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898)
“At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children, born in a country of parents who were its citizens, became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”

As for our 14th Amendment Framers, they defined the meaning of Subject to the Jurisdiction AND contrary to what many believe, they also DEFINED CLEARLY that it takes being born on U.S. Soil to parents (PLURAL NOT SINGULAR) to be a ‘Natural Born Citizen’.

Here is what Senators Trumbull & Howard stated in the 1866 14th Amendment Debate:

WHAT IS SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF MEAN?
In 1866 Senator Lyman Trumbull and Senator Jacob Howard provide the answer, with Trumbull declaring:

“The provision is, that ‘all persons born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens.’ That means ‘subject to the complete jurisdiction thereof.’ What do we mean by ‘complete jurisdiction thereof?’ Not owing allegiance to anybody else. That is what it means.”

“Senator Jacob Howard, an author of the citizenship clause of the Fourteenth Amendment told us exactly what that meant and defined who would fall within the ‘jurisdiction of the United States.’ Ready?“

“Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, [meaning the states – their jurisdiction] is, by virtue of natural law and national law, a citizen of the United States. THIS WILL NOT, OF COURSE, INCLUDE PERSONS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE FOREIGNERS, ALIENS, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum (issue) in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country.’

CH
CH
6 months ago

This is also why the U.S. does NOT recognize Dual Citizenship and in fact when a person becomes a Naturalized Citizen they are required under Oath to ‘renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to another country as stated here in the U.S. Oath of Citizenship:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

Lea
Lea
6 months ago

This is fine…and if I’m understand correctly, the Court has already agreed to this addition.
As far as ‘we the people’ are concerned, since I ran has been making threats, I’m hoping that they are also on that list. I know their people want freedom, and to come here as well. Maybe we better start getting a little more fussy as to whom can enter. Just saying.