Washington – The Trump administration unveiled new rules today aimed at preventing foreign women from traveling to US to give birth
The State Department on Thursday unveiled new rules that could make it more difficult for pregnant foreign nationals to travel to the United States using tourist visas.
The rules, which will become effective on Friday, are an attempt to crack down on “birth tourism,” or the practice of giving birth in the United States in order to obtain U.S. citizenship for a child.
The Trump administration has sought to limit immigration to the United States, and President Donald Trump has been particularly critical of birthright citizenship, or the right of those born in America to citizenship.
There are no official figures documenting how many foreigners travel to the U.S. specifically to give birth.