January 23, 2020 1:45 PM
The Donald Trump government will limit temporary visas granted to pregnant women suspected of wanting to go to the United States so that their child automatically benefits from US citizenship by birth.
"As of January 24, 2020, the State Department will no longer issue temporary visit visas to foreigners who want to enter the United States to do 'maternity tourism'", in order to take advantage of the US land law, On Thursday, January 23, 2020, the White House announced in a statement.
The new rules are aimed at women who "travel to the United States so that, by giving birth to US soil, their child automatically and permanently obtains US citizenship," he said.
"This regulatory change is necessary to reinforce security," and "integrity of US citizenship," he said in a statement.
Qualifying the practice as an "obvious migration gap," the administration says the "maternity tourism industry" threatens to be an "overload" for the country's hospitals and a threat to the country's security.
The United States Constitution guarantees automatic citizenship to anyone born in the United States.
Trump has made immigration restriction a priority of his administration, and has threatened in the past to abolish citizenship by birthright.
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