Trump Admin Takes Aim At Birth Tourism

STATE DEPARTMENT MAY AMEND TEMPORARY VISAS TO PREVENT BIRTH TOURISM

(CNN) – Birth tourism; that’s when a pregnant woman travels to the U.S. to have a child is now a target of the Trump administration.

The practice allows foreign nationals to give birth on U.S. soil to ensure their children become American citizens.

A state department official tells CNN the department is amending temporary visas to the U.S. to ensure it does not include birth tourism.

The expected move comes a week after a Hong Kong-based airline apologized for demanding a passenger take a test to prove she was not pregnant before boarding a flight.

The passenger was headed to the U.S. Pacific island of Saipan, which has emerged as a favorite destination for birth tourism.

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