Skip to comments.70 protest alleged 'maternal hotel' in Chino Hills(So-Calif)
Posted on 12/01/2012 4:42:36 PM PST by Bullish
CHINO HILLS - Some 70 people picketed a busy intersection on Saturday protesting what they say is an illegal Chinese maternity operation.
Brightly colored signs reading "Not in Chino Hills" and "No Birth Tourism" decorated the intersection of Peyton Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway for more than two hours.
It was the first protest by the group Not In Chino Hills, which was organized just two weeks ago.
"Chino Hills is a nice family oriented town. We don't want a maternal hotel that is a business in a residential area," said Rossana Mitchell, one of the People voice their opinions with signs during the protest on Saturday. (Frank Perez/Correspondent) group's organizers.
"And there's the moral issue," said Mitchell, a 22-year resident of the city.
"My father came to this country from Peru and left us all (eight children) until he earned enough money to get us visas to come here legally, said Mitchell, who became a U.S. citizen at age 17.
"All of us (children) worked in the system and have done really well. There are three doctors among the siblings, said Mitchell, who is a family law attorney in Chino Hills.
What the picketers say is morally wrong about the "maternity motel" is that children born there have dual citizenship and at age 21 can use that to bring over family members.
Calls to the three numbers posted on a fence on leading up to the hilltop house, which some call a mansion, resulted in the phone on the other end being hung-up.
City officials are dealing with code enforcement issues, but not with the alleged illegal maternity operation, Mayor Art Bennett has said.
Karol Arredondo, one of the protestors and a 16-year resident of Chino Hills, said that she has noticed many pregnant Chinese women walking around an apartment complex down a hill from where the alleged maternity hotel is located.
Every so often, a tour bus comes and takes them Southern California tourist destinations, such as Disneyland and Venice Beach, she said.
Bennett said that code enforcement investigators found out that rooms in the hilltop house, at 15250 Woodglen Drive, have been rented out as motel rooms to bring in Chinese expectant mothers until they deliver a child.
Substantial fees are charged, he said.
"These woman are coming to the United States under false pretenses...They are finding out about this through a website that instructs them on how to come legally, but that is under false pretenses," said Kelly Good, one of the protesters and a 20-year resident of Chino Hills.
"They are pregnant and their goal is to have a baby here in the United States so that the child can be a United States citizen," Good said.
Action should be taken against "these physicians and the hospitals...that are contracting with this 'hotel' to treat these residents and their babies," Good said.
Protester Sandy Hayden said that the hilltop house is producing people who will "infiltrate our country."
The children born there will grow up in China and return to the United States to attend college, taking precious college slots away from U.S citizens, she said.
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Yep..A country with no borders is not a country
Given the college education outcomes of precious U.S. citizens, I have trouble getting worked up about this.
A country with no borders is just territory to be colonized
Do you know for certain they are not in the US legally? The reason I ask is that I know personally two Asian-American US citizens who have used that facility.
... taking precious college slots away from U.S citizens, she said.
Given the college education outcomes of precious U.S. citizens, I have trouble getting worked up about this.
If you’re OK with Illegals and non-Citizens getting in-state tuition at taxpayer expense (which is what in-state college tuition is)...good for you.
The vast majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars subsidizing the education of Illegals, or people who broke the law to get in-state tuition. Even if you are not in California...all schools get Federal aid...and you pay for it with your tax dollars
“I have trouble getting worked up about this. “
Okay. I’ve been pacing back and forth, trying to decide how to answer this. Through my Shanghai-born, and now proud American citizen, ladyfriend, I have many Chinese born friends. They all came here legally through a lengthy immigration process. They are all now proud American citizens. They are all successful producers. All now middle/upper middle class. They came here for freedom, and freedom for their children. They are a great plus for this country. I can understand why people are upset about this maternity deal, but it’s so different than mezzicans sneaking in to drop a foal, and collect welfare. It just ain’t the same! These families want their children to have a chance for freedom. The mezzicans want their children to have a chance at, well,,,,, free stuff!
While I am sure that the Chinese who use these Maternity Hospitals are all fine and good...and plan to contribute to society....it is still wrong for people who are not entitled to be here based on their immigration/visa status to receive US benefits
We the taxpayers pay for the benefits that are given to those who are not citizens, but work their way around our laws
And...you would not need “Maternity Hospitals” to deliver US citizen babies if you already go thru the legal immigration process
Ha! Those racists in Chino just don’t want a Chinese president! Bigots!
Holy anchor babies, Batman; we’d never hear about this if the expectant moms were Latino.
It was less than a mile from my sons house.
All I really know about this is what I read at the site from the local paper, which I have posted here.
“It just aint the same!”
Of course it’s the same. Anchor babies are anchor babies.
Your logic seems to be that the legal Chinese citizens are good Americans, therefore Chinese anchor babies are ok. Do you really think that the rightness or wrongness of this issue should be predicated on your Chinese friends?
I happen to be of hispanic extract and personally know lots of naturalized Mexicans who work hard and are proud Americans. My relatives fought with Pershing, marched at Bataan, fought in Korea, we gave a cousin to Vietnam, and sent another cousin to Iraq.
It does not then follow that I should pro-illegal immigration, nor does it make anchor babies of any nationality ok.
(BTW, what kind of insulting crap is “mezzicans”? People like you make it embarrasing to be a conservative)
Many of the Chinese here are spies.
Just think...President Wun Hung Lo
Chinese immigrants (illegal??) doing jobs that Americans won’t do ... making new American citizens. The economy will force Hispanic illegals back home, the Chinese are staying,
Who voted 70% for Obama. That we don't need.
A few months ago I started noticing a bunch of Chinese men playing these long wooden sticks with one string in the subway. Thee Chinese music they were playing sounds like cats dying. I started yelling, “Chinese spies” every time I would see one of them. Couple weeks later they were all gone. Just a random thought about Chinese spies.
Modern people are too impatient to wait for anchors to grow up.
(BTW, what kind of insulting crap is mezzicans? People like you make it embarrasing to be a conservative)
He’s just a green newby learning his way around real conservatves. I’ll try and apologise for him if need be.
I pay for all kinds of things with my tax dollars that I would never pay for if I were choosing the expenditures. I pay for all sorts of things when I'm shopping for my family that I don't really want to buy, don't consider of value, too. It's in the nature of there being more than one person on earth.
But back to the point, I don't think we really have "precious college slots." Anyone who wants to go to college can go, almost regardless of his actual qualifications, and it's highly probable that he'll get someone else to pay for it: his parents, the college, the state or federal government, a federal lender, his employer, etc. As both a parent and a taxpayer, I want those who go to college to be those who will most benefit, with "benefit" meaning that they become self-supporting and responsible adults. The race or ethnicity of said student is not of concern to me.
I'm not saying the protestors are wrong to protest or to be concerned about the issue of birthright citizenship. I'm simply saying that IF college slots were terribly scarce, I'd rather the best qualified students filled them, as opposed to anyone feeling a sense of entitlement.
First off, sorry about the insulting term I used. But Southern Border issues just really pull my string.
“Your logic seems to be that the legal Chinese citizens are good Americans, therefore Chinese anchor babies are ok. “
No. Anchor babies are not okay. I merely was pointing out the differences between the hardworking, successful Chinese I know, and the illegal aliens who are flooding all of our systems. The Chinese are exploiting the same hole in our defenses as the illegal immigrants are, but I think they have a much better chance of integrating into our society. But the anchor baby “hole” should be closed.
I hear the “70% voted for obama” number often, and it surprises me. I wonder just where that polling was done? In downtown Cleveland,,, perhaps. In Solon, no way.
“Do you really think that the rightness or wrongness of this issue should be predicated on your Chinese friends?”
I wasn’t actually talking about the “anchor baby” issue. I was talking about people, culture, etc..
This is nothing to get worried about.
It sounds like we agree for the most part. The lack of a secure border is made worse by a lack of assimilation. Lat’s patch up the old, battered melting pot and stop the overflow. We know this approach works to produce exactly what we both want - successful, legal, Americans who are vested in the national good regardless of culture.
e plurbus unum
“Ill try and apologise for him if need be.”
No need, but hopefully we start thinking about the language we use and how it looks to otherwise conservative people looking in.
The greatest thing about Rousseau, Locke, Madison and Jefferson, et all. is that our principles work for everyone. We don’t (or shouldn’t) divide people up by ethnicity and class. This is what our political opponents do. Our job is to convince others and bring them into our fold.
“e plurbus unum”
(I always thought it was “E Pluribus Unum,” but a quick search indicates both spellings are used. Hmmmm. I was lousy in High School Latin!))
There have also been quite a few articles about these folks who being in their elderly chinese relatives, who immediately go on social security without paying dime one.
“There have also been quite a few articles about these folks who being in their elderly chinese relatives, who immediately go on social security without paying dime one. “
That has not been the case with any of the many Chinese that I know. They bring their parents here for extended vacations, as long as 6 months. But the parents don’t want to stay here. They’re old, they don’t speak the language, and are much more comfortable with being in their own country, in their own culture.
Now,,, having said that, I’m not sure what goes on on the West Coast, or in other cities with BIG Chinatowns. But in Cleveland? Uh uh!
That is an interesting anecdote. Thanks. I remember an article a while back that talked about MOST of the Chinese here to study were being supported by the Chinese military/govt. I shudder to think but the next World War, given the social and financial trajectory of this country.
Most Asians are lib Democrats (look at exit polls) and come from an incompatible, non-western culture, no matter how intelligent they are. Sick of how much a-s kissing there is for Asiatics on this site. Deport them back NOW!