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Women Busted in ‘Birth Tourism’ Raid Vow to Stay in USA and Fight

After having been busted for a scheme to have U.S. citizen babies here, Chinese women are fighting to stay in the country despite allegedly committing visa fraud.ving been busted for the practice, they are fighting to stay in the country despite allegedly committing visa fraud.

Expert: American Babies ‘Status Symbols’ for New Chinese Elite

Pregnant Chinese nationals have reportedly been coming to the United States for decades in order to give birth and claim U.S. citizenship for their children. Many newly-rich Chinese have done so not only to secure the benefits and protections that come with U.S. citizenship, but also, according to court documents and media reports, as a show of wealth and status.

Starbabycare Maternity Tourism (Screenshot / Starbabycare.com)

‘Maternity Tourism’ Company: ‘Parents to Get the Green Card’

Court documents related to warrants for the raid Mar. 3 of “maternity tourism” scheme Starbabycare and several other such enterprises in Southern California detail translated portions of that company’s website, which state that the company had served 8,000 pregnant women since 1999.