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Guilty! Immigration Lawyer Convicted of Obstruction in Birth Tourism Case

Good news and bad news in the birth tourism case involving immigration lawyer Ken Z. Liang who was charged with accepting $6,000 from Chinese national Ying Wu in exchange for his advice on how she could flee the U.S., despite a court order that she remain as a material witness. Wu was later apprehended at LAX. To deliver her anchor baby in California, Wu paid birth maternity hotel operators $40,000.

CAPS TV Spot, New Website Promote Ending Birthright Citizenship

Californians for Population Stabilization will air a new TV spot during the Democratic presidential debate today. Designed to help Americans understand what presidential candidates mean when they talk about anchor babies and where they stand on granting automatic citizenship to everyone born on U.S. soil, the spot is scheduled to air multiple times on CNN across major markets in Iowa, South Carolina and California.

Controversy over Birthright Citizenship

Donald Trump’s entrance into the Presidential campaign has turned the world of career politicians, and the lobbyists who support their campaigns, upside down and inside out. At the root of their consternation is immigration, a topic that most politicians and journalists have tried their best to avoid and the issue that Trump has focused on with laser-like intensity.Donald Trump

Anchor Baby Category is Broad

Denying citizenship to anchor babies, a concept under heated discussion on the presidential campaign trail, could have implications beyond what is normally associated with jus soli. Typically, the term “anchor baby” conjures the image of an illegal alien’s child or possibly a birth tourism infant.

Anchor Baby Citizenship ‘Insanity’ Dominates on Campaign Trail

Immigration is the No. 1 topic on the Republican presidential candidates’ talking points. Within the broad immigration topic, the most explosive questions the candidates field are about birthright citizenship and anchor babies.

The Constitution Doesn’t Require Birthright Citizenship

Birthright citizenship has become a hot topic at the start of the 2016 presidential campaign. Candidates are forced to address it due to the Republican frontrunner raising it as an issue, along with other immigration-related issues.

House Committee Considers Birthright Citizenship’s Foolishness

On April 29, the House Judiciary Committee held an important hearing on birthright citizenship, one of many inducements to illegal immigration and a contributor to explosive population growth, especially in California. Watch the hearing here.

Crackdown on Maternity Tourism Hotels

It was one of those rare occasions when the Obama Administration actually allowed immigration authorities to enforce the law.

Birth Tourism Continues Unabated

We can’t really have a serious discussion about immigration reform if we’re not talking about a very peculiar form of presto citizenship conferred on newborns who are birthed on U.S. soil by mothers who are not American citizens.

The mothers may have crossed the southern U.S. border illegally from Mexico or another Latin American country (it’s estimated that a majority of illegal aliens are from Latin America) and had their babies delivered on American soil. They may also have traveled under dangerous circumstances after paying top dollar to a coyote.

It starts with a baby

Although Section 1 of the 14th Amendment was ratified to ensure recently emancipated slaves were granted American citizenship along with its rights and privileges, over time, the Supreme Court has interpreted the Amendment to mean that most born on American soil receive the American citizenship.  The 14th Amendment does not grant citizenship to a child born of diplomats born in America.  Others, American citizens and illegal aliens alike who give birth to a child in America have an American citizen (birthright citizenship).