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  • 1st increase in births reported in 7 years, CDC finds A total of 3,659,289 babies were born in 2021, a 1% increase from 2020

    01/06/2024 4:22:47 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    abcnews ^ | May 24, 2022, | Mary Kekatos
    It also marks the first rise in births since 2014. Prior to this report, the number of births had been decreasing by an average of 2% per year. The report did not explain why the number of births increased, but Pew Research Center polls have suggested Americans delayed having babies during the first year of the pandemic due to public health and economic uncertainty, so the rising number could be the result of a rebound. "​​When it comes to changes in fertility behavior, we're limited," Dr. Brady Hamilton, from the NCHS Division of Vital Statistics and lead author of the...
  • Case of US-Born Iranian Doctor Brings Attention to Birthright Citizenship Policy

    12/01/2023 5:55:53 PM PST · by River Hawk · 18 replies
    Border Hawk Blog ^ | December 1st, 2023 | Allan Wall
    One of our country’s most insane policies is that of automatic birthright citizenship for babies born to illegal aliens on U.S. soil. People in the Third World certainly know about this policy and take advantage of it. A surprising recent action taken by the U.S. government sheds some light on the issue. The U.S. State Department, under the Biden administration, rejected the citizenship of Siavash Sobhani, a 61-year-old doctor in Virginia who was born in the United States in 1960. Current birthright citizenship policy is based on an interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, enacted in 1868, a few years after...
  • Watch: Dianne Feinstein in 1994 Assailed Illegal Aliens, Anchor Babies as ‘Very Real Problem’ Straining Medicaid, Schools, Housing

    09/29/2023 2:05:46 PM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/29/2023 | John Binder
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who passed away Friday at age 90, once assailed illegal immigration as a net drain on working and middle-class Americans. In 1993, while giving a press conference in the Senate building, Feinstein spoke about the prospects of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which was set to go into effect the following year. As part of NAFTA, Feinstein said Mexico ought to be required to enforce its side of the United States-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration in its tracks. “I think you’ve seen the figures [for] state and local governments of what the cost is....
  • Biden DHS Has Approved Hundreds of Thousands of Migrants for Secretive Foreign Flights Directly into U.S. Airports

    09/21/2023 10:51:41 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 69 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 21 September 2023 | Todd Bensman
    Between late October 2022 and mid-September 2023, the administration approved a total of 221,456 Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans, and Nicaraguans for "travel mode: air" into still-unspecified interior U.S. ports...The Biden administration did not release the numbers or receiving airports for Colombians or Ukrainians...More recently, the administration added Hondurans, El Salvadorans, and Guatemalans to the direct-flight family reunification program...their numbers also remain unknown.
  • Ending birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants gains steam in GOP 2024 field

    07/08/2023 12:34:08 PM PDT · by piytar · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2023 | Adam Shaw
    Vivek Ramaswamy said this week that he supports ending birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants. "I think for a period of time it’s going to be necessary in this country, because you have an influx of migrants across that southern border, fourteen thousand-plus a day by some estimates crossing that southern border. That is not a rule of law, that is the abandonment of the rule of law," he said on CNN.
  • Who is Nestor Hernandez, the man charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Methodist Hospital employees?

    10/23/2022 3:35:52 PM PDT · by DFG · 93 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 10/23/2022 | Pete Freedman, Rebecca Lopez, Tanya Eiserer
    -snip- According to TDJC, Hernandez was released on parole for aggravated robbery on October 21, 2021, with a special condition of electronic monitoring. TDCJ also confirmed that Hernandez was "granted permission to be at the hospital with his significant other during delivery [of her child]." According to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA, Hernandez went to the hospital to visit his girlfriend, who had given birth to their child. The warrant stated that Hernandez then began "acting strangely" and accused his girlfriend of cheating on him. The suspect started searching the room to see if anyone else was in...
  • Republicans push pro-family, pro-mother policies in wake of Dobbs ruling GOP Sen. Cassidy says, 'Being pro-life means being pro-mother and pro-family'

    07/18/2022 10:51:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 18, 2022 | Jessica Chasmar | Fox News
    Republicans have pivoted to proposing a range of measures to provide a social safety net for women and families after endorsing the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, which ended the national right to an abortion. While Democrats are hoping to downplay the state of the economy and make abortion a key issue going into the November midterm elections, Republicans are trying to win over suburban women and moderate voters after backing the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which returned the abortion issue back to the states. On Wednesday, a group of Republicans led...
  • VIDEO: Did Brian Craig Figure Out Reason for Baby Formula Shortage?

    05/10/2022 11:51:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 52 replies
    Rumble ^ | May 10, 2022 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOBrian Craig, co-host of the Steve Kane Radio Show (6-9 AM ET weekdays on 1470 WWNN Radio) used deductive reasoning ala Sherlock Holmes on the May 10 show to possibly figure out the reason for the baby formula shortage. Could he be right? Well, if there is at least one intrepid reporter out there who wants to go beyond merely acting as a stenographer for the Democrats and ASK government officials about this perhaps we can find out. And if Brian proves to be right, in a just world he would deserve a Pulitizer prize. That probably won't happen because...
  • Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born in 2021, Outpacing U.S. Births in 49 States

    01/01/2022 2:42:47 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/31/2021 | JOHN BINDER
    Illegal aliens, tourists, and foreign visa workers delivered nearly 400,000 children in the United States over the last 12 months, prior analysis concludes, securing birthright American citizenship. The analysis, published in 2018 by the Center for Immigration Studies, states that close to 400,000 “anchor babies,” the term used to describe the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, are delivered across all 50 states each year. Anchor babies are rewarded with birthright American citizenship despite their parents having no legitimate ties to the U.S., many having only recently arrived. Years later, when the child is considered an adult, they can sponsor their...
  • CBP releases new guidelines for pregnant, infant detainees

    11/29/2021 11:57:23 PM PST · by blueplum · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 29 November 2021 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Monday released new guidelines for the treatment of pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding and infant detainees, following a July report detailing the agency's lack of appropriate care infrastructure and guidelines. In a policy memo reviewed by The Hill, CBP acting Commissioner Troy Miller laid out a series of measures — from improving CBP installations to include changing stations to providing medical support — that field offices and Border Patrol stations will have to implement within 45 days.... ...ICE's new policy prohibits the detention of most pregnant, postpartum and nursing mothers for deportation....
  • Who Are the Americans Stuck in Afghanistan?

    08/29/2021 11:17:32 PM PDT · by MikelTackNailer · 14 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | August 29, 2021 | Christopher Roach
    Having met a number of global traveler-types, I was surprised some years ago when I heard American citizenship described in very unromantic, mercantile terms. The most common expression was, “It’s a good passport to have.” For blood and soil Americans, citizenship is something entirely different. After all, two-thirds of Americans do not even have a passport. Rather, this nation is who we are. It is mom, apple pie, Main Street, the English language, our ancestors, our only political loyalty, and our destiny. Unlike globe-trotting “citizens of the world,” we are not just passing through. A similarly crass view of citizenship...
  • 6 Afghan Women Set to Give Birth After Evacuations to El Paso

    08/24/2021 8:17:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    KOB4 ^ | August 24, 2021 | Jim Parker, Saul Saenz
    Two Afghan women have given birth to babies after their arrivals at the Fort Bliss Army post, ABC-7 has learned. snip UPDATE: El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego says initial information he received from the chief medical officer at UMC about two Afghan women giving birth turned out to be in error. The judge, in a follow up to comments he made earlier in the day to ABC-7, indicated that no Afghan refugees have yet given birth in El Paso - but he added that a half-dozen pregnant Afghanis are hospitalized and due to give birth soon.
  • US stops jailing pregnant migrants, reversing Trump policy

    07/10/2021 8:36:57 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | July 9, 2021 | Ben Fox
    U.S. immigration authorities will no longer routinely jail migrants facing deportation if they are pregnant or recently gave birth, reversing a Trump-era immigration policy. The new directive, announced Friday, does not bar Immigration and Customs Enforcement from initiating proceedings to deport women who are pregnant, nursing or have given birth within the past year. But they generally would no longer be detained pending the outcome of their cases except under "exceptional circumstances," the agency said. The practice of detaining pregnant migrants has been condemned as a threat to maternal and fetal health by immigrant and women's advocacy groups critical of...
  • Orange orders birth tourism motel to shut down this month

    04/16/2020 6:04:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Orange County Register (CA) ^ | April 15, 2020 | By ROXANA KOPETMAN
    City officials in Orange ordered a small motel operating as a birth tourism lodge to shut down by the end of the month. Council members on Tuesday night revoked the JR Motel’s conditional use permit, saying the owner did not operate the facility for its intended use. The JR Motel doesn’t have a sign or take reservations from the general public. Instead, it caters to well-off Chinese women who come to the United States while pregnant with the intention of giving birth to a child who, by law, will be an American citizen. Though the practice isn’t illegal, city officials...
  • Man was handed to ICE after traffic stop, advocates question if cops violated NJ policy

    02/23/2020 5:41:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 02.19.20 | Monsy Alvarado
    Man was handed to ICE after traffic stop, advocates question if cops violated NJ policy
  • Trump administration reveals 'birth tourism' crackdown: Pregnant women trying to travel to the U.S...

    01/23/2020 10:50:45 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 23, 2020 | AP
    Trump administration reveals 'birth tourism' crackdown: Pregnant women trying to travel to the U.S. to get American citizenship for their babies will be REFUSED visas Trump administration will unveils crackdown on birth tourism and will bring it into force Friday Move is against women who come to the U.S. to give birth to children so they get American citizenship Visa applicants deemed by consular officers to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth will now be treated like other foreigners seeking medical treatment The applicants will have to prove they are coming for medical treatment and they have...
  • US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

    01/22/2020 1:35:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    AP via ABC "News" ^ | January 22, 2020 | By MATTHEW LEE and COLLEEN LONG
    The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their children can have a coveted U.S. passport. The State Department planned to publicize the rules Thursday, according to two officials with knowledge of the plans who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The rules would make it more difficult for pregnant women to travel on a tourist visa. In one draft of the regulations, they would have to clear an additional hurdle before obtaining the visa — convincing a consular...
  • Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report

    01/19/2020 4:48:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 19 2020 | John Bowden
    The Trump administration is reportedly planning to unveil a rule this week aimed at cracking down on "birth tourism" — a term referring to pregnant women traveling to the U.S. in order to give birth and secure U.S. citizenship for their child. Three officials told Axios on Sunday that the plain will be unveiled in the days ahead, though it was unclear what enforcement mechanism would be utilized by the administration to prevent birth tourism. President Trump has previously threatened to issue executive orders nullifying birthright citizenship, which is enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution. "This change is...
  • Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born In 2019, Exceeding U.S. Births In 48 States

    01/06/2020 9:26:34 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-6-2020 | John Binder
    Close to 400,000 anchor babies were born in the United States in 2019 as an executive order to end birthright citizenship gets kicked down the road for another year by President Donald Trump’s administration. Analysis conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies revealed in 2018 that about 300,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens are born every year. These children, often referred to as “anchor babies,” immediately obtain American citizenship and anchor their illegal or foreign parents in the country. In addition, about 72,000 anchor babies are born to foreign tourists, foreign visa workers, and foreign students every year — all...
  • Birth tourism hotel in Southern California may lose its permit

    12/18/2019 6:13:03 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 18, 2019 | Roxana Kopetman
    The JR Motel in Orange has no sign, takes no reservations and hasn’t paid any city hotel taxes. The motel openly caters to Chinese nationals as a maternity facility, a practice known as birth tourism. But that’s not the use permitted for the site, at 428 E. Lincoln Avenue. City officials in Orange are looking to revoke the motel’s permit, something the motel’s owner says is driven by discrimination.