Gregorio Kilili defines birth tourism as a major concern

Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017

Gregorio Kilili definesGregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, U.S. Congressman explained that birth tourism is an important issue for the CNMI “because it could threaten…the parole program that makes Chinese and Russian tourism possible for us.”

 
He further added by saying “Birth-tourism may also entail criminal activity and overstaying, “which cannot be tolerated and which gives the Marianas a bad name,”
He stated that the Trump administration is observing on birth-tourism in the CNMI. Kilili said in a way, this is unfair — birth tourism is a kind of problem in entire U.S., not just the Marianas,

 
“I have also been saying for years that the commercial airlines need to do a better job of prescreening — the same way our charters do — to keep birth tourists out. Former Gov. Eloy Inos and I asked the Department of Homeland Security to help with this, but under President Barack Obama, the agency said it did not have the legal authority. Maybe we will see a change with the Trump administration.”

 
Kilili further added and said he is “very pleased to learn that the United States Attorney’s Office filed an indictment against an individual who promoted birth tourism, was working without a worker visa, hiring tourists as workers, and potentially money laundering.”
From the year 2011 to 2017, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp.’s Vital Statistics Office noticed growth in births from Chinese women in US.

 
If we look back, in the year 2011, there were around 221 births involving mothers who were tourists. The next year in 2012, there was 319; in 2013 around 287; in 2014 around 314; in 2015 approx 379; last year roughly 482; and from January to October 2017, the figure was 465.

 
As per the American Constitution, U.S. citizenship gets conferred by default to children born in the U.S.

 
On Dec. 30th, 2016, the Los Angeles Times published a news report titled, “Why birth tourism from China persists even as U.S. officials crack down.”

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