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Published on : Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Chinese caregivers have recently sued an American birth tourism company for exercising unfair practices in terms of wages and abnormal working conditions. Many pregnant Chinese women who travel to the United States to give birth to their child have lodged complaint against the center like the Xin Xi Du Month Center and filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court. Six Chinese immigrant caregivers complained that most of them were forced to work more than 70 hours in a week and paying less than minimum wage and withholding overtime. Chinese birth tourists’ majorly travel to Southern California as it’s the home to a cottage industry. Also, giving birth to their babies in America will have instant U.S. citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Side by side, procuring U.S citizenship entails easier access to any top university, visa-free travel to any foreign country, strong medical facilities, and the chance for the parents to get a green card once their child turns 21.
Virginia Kice, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that pregnant women and others have fair chances to face federal charges if they are found using fraud or deception to secure a visa. Sam Wu, attorney and the representative of the caregivers said that Xin Xi Du Month Center has its branches in Irvine and Rowland Heights. It’s one among many such centers that serve to wealthy visitors from China and takes care of their transportation, medical care, housing, food service and shopping trips until the women give birth.