Aug 17, 2011

Immigration Facts: Births by U.S. visitors: A real issue?

Births by U.S. visitors: A real issue?: "While birth tourism is real, there is little proof the practice is widespread, even in border states such as Arizona, where last year less than 2 percent of babies were born to non-resident mothers.

In 2008, slightly more than 7,400 children were born in the U.S. to non-citizens who said they lived outside the country, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The figure was the most recent available. The number includes children born to women studying at U.S. universities, international visitors as well as so-called birth tourists. (That is) a tiny fraction of the 4,255,156 babies born in the U.S. that year."

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