President Donald Trump continued his crackdown on illegal immigration this week when 20 apartment buildings that double as so-called “Birth Hotels” were raided by government officials in Los Angeles California.
Freedom Daily reported that a multi-million dollar industry has grown in which Chinese women pay from $40,000 to $80,000 to come to the U.S. to deliver their anchor babies. However, thanks to Trump, they are now being raided by ICE agents in hopes the practice will stop in the future.
Breaking: Feds raid 20 “birth hotels” in Los Angeles! https://t.co/qCwrY39aoR
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Before liberals get all up in arms about this, they should know that none of the pregnant Chinese women were actually arrested. Instead, they are being treated as material witnesses for future prosecution of the ringleaders, and paramedics are on hand should any of them go into labor. It sounds like they’re being treated far better than the average American criminal!
Court documents state that this ICE investigation was aimed at ringleaders who pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars tax-free to help Chinese nationals obtain visas. Once the women were here, the ringleaders would pamper them until they delivered in an American hospital at a discount or for free since ERs are bound by law to care for anyone who comes in seeking medical attention.
“It’s not necessarily illegal to come here to have the baby, but if you lie about your reasons for coming here, that’s visa fraud,” said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations for Los Angeles.
Officials said that agents raided 20 locations in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, targeting three competing birth tourism schemes. Chao Chen and Dong Li have been accused of running a scheme out of the Carlyle Hotel, using a website to drum up business by touting the benefits of a child with U.S. citizenship: 13 years of free education, low-cost college financial aid, less pollution, and a path for the entire family to emigrate when the child becomes an adult.
We’re glad to see that Trump is continuing to crack down on illegal immigration schemes such as this one! What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.