The Laughable “Security” Justification for Cracking Down on Birth Tourism

David BierThe U.S. Department of State announceda new rule for tourist visa applicants today: prove you ’re not going to give birth in America. The rule will not protect national security, will create more fraud and crime, and will cost America people who will contribute productively to this nation.The tourist visa statute allows noncitizens to visit the United States for “pleasure,” which State has alwaysinterpreted to mean “legitimate activities of a recreational character, including tourism, amusement, visits with friends or relatives, rest, medical treatment, and activities of a fraternal, social, or service nature. ” — in other words, most anything. But now, “The Department is revising the definition of ‘pleasure’” (p. 2) to exclude giving birth in the United States.The State Department asserts that the “rule addresses concerns about the attendant risks of this activity to national security.”The previous regulation failed to address the national security vulnerability that could allow foreign governments or entities to recruit or groom U.S. citizens who were born as the result of birth tourism and raised overseas, without attachment to the United States, in manners that threaten the security of the United States.The State Department not only doesn ’t present any evidence that this is occurring or has ever occurred, but it doesn’t even explain what the threaten...
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