Obama Administration Allows Fertility Clinics To Sell US Citizenship

Life under Obama just gets stranger and stranger, and more expensive for us Citizens.  But what the heck, we’re only 17 Trillion in debt.

President Barack Obama’s administration has decided to let the assisted reproductive industry sell U.S. citizenship — and access to the U.S. welfare system — to foreign parents who never even set foot in the United States.

The fertility clinics will be able to pocket the profits, after granting access to American education, health, welfare and retirement services to the foreign children and the foreign parents.

The giveaway is accomplished by a surprise change in regulations, which redefined the term “mother” to include women who contract to carry other women’s embryos to birth.

“Under this new policy, a mother who meets this definition but does not have a genetic relationship with her child (for example, she became pregnant through an egg donor) will … be able to transmit U.S. citizenship to her child, if she is a U.S. citizen and all other pertinent citizenship requirements are met,” says the announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The announcement, which was made along with the Department of State, is titled “USCIS Expands the Definition of ‘Mother’ and ‘Parent’ to Include Gestational Mothers Using Assisted Reproductive Technology.”

The change means that a woman who is a U.S. citizen can be hired by a reproductive medical clinic to become pregnant overseas and to give birth in China, Saudi Arabia, or anywhere else, and then effectively hand a U.S. passport to the baby.

That’s a huge benefit to the child, because it makes him or her a U.S citizen, even if he or she never breathes American air, or lives among Americans, knows English or shares any American cultural norms or ideas with their natural-born American citizens.

It is also a huge benefit for the parents, because they too can get citizenship once their child becomes an adult. That citizenship allows them — and their other children — to move to the United States in time for them to access Obamacare or Medicare benefits in their retirement.

That’s also a huge benefit to the companies that broker the birth contracts. They can now raise their prices to overseas customers because they can deliver U.S. citizenship with the baby, no matter where the parents are living or where the child is born.

A 2013 Reuters story described how some wealthy Chinese were willing to pay surrogate agencies $120,000 for American women to give birth to their children in the United States, as a way of seeking U.S. citizenship for those children.

But the citizenship-selling decision leaves Americans to pay for the cost of educating foreign children, and for supporting foreign parents.

It also adds to the growing cultural diversity that studies show makes it more difficult for Americans to cooperate in communities, to maintain civil society or to influence their distant government in Washington, D.C.

The federal government is currently selling U.S. citizenship for the bargain price of roughly $500,000 under a so-called EB-5 investment visa.

The U.S. government also awards citizenship to nearly all children born inside the United States, including the children of tourists and illegal immigrants.

That generous policy has already prompted the creation of a new industry that cares for foreign mothers who fly into California and other states shortly before the U.S. birth of their foreign children.

Source:  http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/28/obama-administration-allows-fertility-clinics-to-sell-us-citizenship/?advD=1248,54848

4 thoughts on “Obama Administration Allows Fertility Clinics To Sell US Citizenship

  1. I don’t understand how importing wealthy foreigners and allowing them to purchase (somehow) citizenship costs taxpayers any money. Sure, you can object on moral grounds, but if somebody can afford to pay between $120-500k and/or bring in a business, they won’t be a part of the welfare system. They also are unlikely to use public schools, since they can afford superior private education. They will be helping SOLVE our deficit!

    • Did you read these two parts of the article? “The fertility clinics will be able to pocket the profits, after granting access to American education, health, welfare and retirement services to the foreign children and the foreign parents.” So the fertility clinics pocket those profits, not the government. No contribution to the deficit there. And, “It is also a huge benefit for the parents, because they too can get citizenship once their child becomes an adult. That citizenship allows them — and their other children — to move to the United States in time for them to access Obamacare or Medicare benefits in their retirement.” That will just add to the deficit. I place a HUGE value on my Citizenship and therefore I wonder, if we sell our Citizenship, are our souls included in the transaction? America was never founded to do this.

      • I read and understood the article. When the private agencies take in their fees, they will pay tax on the income. Afterward, if the rich foreigners become citizens, then they pay taxes too, more than average. That’s what I meant. Citizens in higher tax brackets reduce deficits.

        I also understand your objection on moral (or traditional) grounds. I just consider that different (unrelated) from reasoning on a strictly financial basis.

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