Did you know you can legally load a ship with a 1,000 pregnant women from any where, anchor it American waters and in a few weeks have 1,000 new citizens. The founding fathers had no idea the 14th Amendment would become so misused.
Chinaâ€™s growing class of the newly rich has found a way to skirt Beijingâ€™s hated one-child policy: an extended vacation to the United States for the birth of a second child.
The United States has become a favorite birth destination for affluent Chinese women who want to have more children but avoid fines and scrutiny by their government.
The American born babies are automatically granted citizenship by U.S. law and the parents plan to maintain that status for their children. Once back in China, they never register their babies as Chinese citizens, enabling them to continue to stay off the radar of government officials. By Anna Schecter
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