Thursday, Apr 09th

Last update06:30:19 AM GMT

You are here News Human Rights New restrictions could make it more difficult for pregnant women to get US visas

New restrictions could make it more difficult for pregnant women to get US visas

E-mail Print PDF

Birth tourism crackdown by TrumpIn a move purportedly aimed at curbing "birth tourism," the Trump administration issued new visa guidelines Thursday that could make it more difficult for some pregnant women to get visas to visit the United States.

Under the U.S. Constitution, anyone born in the U.S. is considered a citizen. While the practice of traveling to the U.S. to give birth is not fundamentally illegal, authorities have arrested operators of birth tourism agencies for visa fraud or tax evasion.

Under the new guidelines, which take effect Friday, visa applicants deemed by consular officers to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth will now be treated like other foreigners coming to the U.S. for medical treatment — they must prove they have the money to pay for it, including transportation and living expenses.


Most Recent Related Stories...

International Criminal Court Allows Investigation Of U.S. Actions In Afghanistan

ICC The International Criminal Court has cleared the way for its prosecutor to investigate possible war crimes...

Greece pushes back migrants after Turkish border 'onslaught'

Greece pushes back migrans from TurkeyGreek police fired teargas to push back hundreds of stone-throwing migrants trying to cross over the...

Democrats gather for "Bloody Sunday" commemoration in Selma

Bloody Sunday, SalemDemocratic presidential candidates gathered Sunday in this crucible of the civil rights movement to appeal for...

Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' immigration policy allowed to proceed temporarily

stay in Mexico allowed to proceed for nowA U.S. appeals court on Friday temporarily put on hold a decision to block one of...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!