I have a hard time understanding how anyone cannot see that this, along with the muslim ban, the wall, and Trump/Steven Miller's very own language, overall, exhibits the stance that we just don't like "brown" people? I mean, you can dress up a pig any way you want, but end the end, it's still a pig. It's like this administration held on to the nonsensical anti-muslim/anti-foreigner sentiment that escalated shortly after 9/11 20 years ago, and never let go of it. They've taken every bit of uneducated, unfounded fears, embraced them, and turned them into policy. The regression is a nightmare.
Except AFAIK Chinese and Russians are the two nationalities that dominate birth tourism statistics.
In Chinese community in US (Especially Hawaii and LA) there's a whole vertically integrated industry dedicated for Chinese women to give birth in US. Saipan is another place where birth tourism is heavy as mainland Chinese nationals doesn't need visa to visit NMI.https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/31/asia/chi ... index.html
Oh...and before people blame Trump on trying to create a "White United States", the feds already try to crack things down back in 2015:https://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/03/us/m ... index.html
So-call "anchor baby" and birth tourism are two different things.
A little story and let me be clear, I am no fan of Trump.
A friend of mine, we shall call him Ken works in immigration at LAX, probably once a month when i'm passing through TBIT I swing up to the secondary screening to say hi. I've been doing this since he transferred there back in 2012.
Each time I go there there is between 40-50 sitting around waiting, out of those probably a quarter of them are Chinese couples with a very pregnant wife. The immigration officers I have overheard make it very clear, they are going back on the next flight, remember, this I have witnessed for 8 years, so no, this isn't a Trump thing, this has been going on for years, but every now and again it makes the news.
I'm still trying to understand the tax implications for a wealthy family getting US citizenship for their child. Last I checked, US citizens owe US income tax on their world-wide income no matter where they reside. Is this true for dual citizens, which is what those birth tourism babies will be? Some day they will start to earn money and probably not pay income taxes. If they travel to the US are they then arrested for tax evasion? Makes that US passport a really bad idea. Am I missing something?
Basic rules are, spend 330 days outside of the US, if you are in the US or US airspace for even a minute it counts as a day, the 330 days do not have to be continuous. No matter what you still have to file, however you will be able to claim income exclusions and/or foreign income tax credits which will cover the first $105,900 of your income. If you are paying taxes in the country you are living in, ....... Oh hell I just spent 30 minutes trying to explain the convoluted scheme for dealing with foreign taxes, the easy way is plug the numbers into Turbotax. In some cases you're better of taking the exclusion, in others the credit....But if you are making less than $105,900 you don't even have to think about it, just file.