Trump Administration Announces Visa Restrictions for Pregnant Women

Article publisher: 
Epoch Times
Article date: 
January 27, 2020
Article category: 
National News
Medium
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The U.S. government said that women traveling to the United States primarily to give birth for the purpose of getting their child U.S. citizenship is no longer permissible.
 
The new rule “establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the United States is an impermissible basis for the issuance of a B nonimmigrant visa,” or a tourism or business visa, the State Department announced (pdf).
 
“The Department does not believe that visiting the United States for the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child, by giving birth in the United States—an activity commonly referred to as ‘birth tourism’—is a legitimate activity for pleasure or of a recreational nature, for purposes of consular officers adjudicating applications for B nonimmigrant visas.”...
 
The new rules also say that a visa applicant seeking medical treatment in the United States must be able to establish “a legitimate reason why he or she wishes to travel to the United States for medical treatment, and that a medical practitioner or facility in the United States has agreed to provide treatment,” according to the State Department....
 
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