On Tuesday, Federal agents raided luxury hotels around Southern California and busted up a “birth tourism” ring for Chinese women as part of a sting operation. “Birthright citizenship” is a growing problem in the United States as foreign women come into the country and legally give birth to U.S. citizens and reap the public benefits.
TruthRevolt already reported on Russian women doing this in Miami. We marveled that NBC News decided to finally cover a story about anchor babies as they are usually apologists for illegal aliens, especially from our southern border. But we will give credit where credit is due, because they thoroughly covered this story as well:
NBC News was on the scene as Homeland Security agents swept into The Carlyle, a luxury property in Irvine, California, which housed pregnant women and new moms who allegedly forked over $40,000 to $80,000 to give birth in the United States.
"I am doing this for the education of the next generation," one of the women told NBC News.
None of the women were arrested; they are being treated as material witnesses, and paramedics were on hand in case any of them went into labor during the sweep.
Instead, the investigation was aimed at ringleaders who pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars tax-free to help Chinese nationals obtain visas and then pamper them until they delivered in an American hospital at a discount, court papers show.
As Ed Morrissey stated at HotAir, “If ‘birthright citizenship’ vaults to the top of the policy priority list, we can thank NBC News. Last night the outlet ran not one but two stories about ‘birth tourism.’”
Thanks, NBC News, for doing your job!
A Homeland Security agent in Los Angeles told the news network, “It's not necessarily illegal to come here to have the baby, but if you lie about your reasons for coming here, that's visa fraud.”
Agents raided 20 properties across Southern California and targeted three separate birth tourism schemes, the report adds.
As with NBC News’s Russia report, which attempted to tie the president to the scheme because the expectant mothers stayed at Trump properties, we anxiously await the media’s attempt to connect Trump to the China ring. Give them enough time, they’ll find something — anonymous sources or not.