The United States is going to tighten the rules for issuing tourist visas for foreigners who come to the United States to give birth to children. According to the sources of the Axios publication from among the representatives of the presidential administration, they can be announced this week.
Since 1868, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution has been in force in the United States. It was introduced after the Civil War and secured the granting of citizenship to any person born in the United States. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized this position, calling it a magnet for illegal migration.
The publication notes that the Trump administration is going to make birth tourism more difficult. It is assumed that employees of the State Department will be able to refuse to issue a document if they consider that the applicant plans to enter the country in order to obtain citizenship for the child. The Trump administration believes that visa issuers are qualified to recognize such intentions.
“These changes are aimed at eliminating the risks of national security and law enforcement associated with birth tourism, including criminal activities in this industry,” Axios reports.
According to the Immigration Research Center, close to the Trump apparatus, approximately 33 thousand foreign children are born annually in the United States.