Saturday, January 5, 2013

Foreigners Visiting 'Birth Hotels' In California Draw Local Ire

What astonishes me is the non-judgmental tone of the piece.  But hey, this is why I quit listening to NPR decades ago.

CORNISH: So, Cindy, help us understand the scale of this. How big of a phenomenon, how many births are we talking about? Is it really a trend? CHANG: There aren't hard numbers for something like this, but if you look at the Chinese language Yellow Pages, if you start looking at these websites, there are lots of these places. And I think they've flown under the radar to some extent. But since this Chino Hills case flared up and got a lot of media attention, Los Angeles County officials have gotten, they say, at least two dozen complaints.

CORNISH: Now, activists who want the U.S. to crack down on birth tourism argue that it's not just about the child, but about parents using the child down the road as a way to expedite their own U.S. citizenship. Based on your reporting, what did you learn from parents who do this, about why they're doing it?

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  1. There aren't hard numbers for something like this, but if you look at the Chinese language Yellow Pages, if you start looking at these websites, there are lots of these places.
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    1. Sandeep, and that is what disheartens me even more. The Federal Government passes MASSIVE healthcare reform that the majority of people don't want while poll after poll shows that the majority of Americans want our borders secure and illegal aliens tossed out. We have a government that no longer governs by the consent of the governed. And yet, paradoxically we keep re-electing the same assholes to office. In the end, there is no change.

      I think we need to have a Constitutional Convention with a narrow focus (but probably impossible to do) of passing a new amendment to eject EVERY elected official out of office and prevent them for ever running for any elected office or appointment ever again. Allow a completely new set of elected officials to go in a clean up the MESS.

      In the end, I think the MESS will get so bad in Washington, the States will step in and take over. The Federal Government is out of control.

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