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Chinese Lining up to Give Birth in the USA- To Have a Little US Citizen

Posted by w_thames_the_d on November 29, 2010

Chines plan to have their babies, and if possible they plan to travel before they do and the goal is to have the kid in a foreign coiuntry so it can be a citizen of a civilized country. I have a colleauge who did this. His wife went, overstayed her visa and voila! We have another little American…
The excerpt below is how the Chinese go abuot this, this may be a good article to share..

“…,ago in Taiwan province, has become popular on the Chinese mainland. For Jia Zijun, a Chinese American who returned to the mainland from the US three years ago to start the business, the enthusiasm of Chinese people for having a baby in the US so it could have American citizenship was “crazy”.

“We received more than 100 calls from people asking about giving birth in the US in one day in the third quarter of this year,” said Jia, who is now the representative of a consultancy for helping expectant Chinese mothers travel to California to give birth.

Even though it is not against the law, it is usually not easy for obviously pregnant women to get a US visa. As a result, most pregnant women apply when they are not visibly pregnant.

Jia’s agency has helped more than 100 Chinese women from the Chinese mainland to give birth in the US since it was established in 2007 in California. She is in charge of the Beijing office of her company, which goes under the name the US Yuezi Center. Yuezi in the Chinese language refers to the first month after a woman gives birth when, in Chinese culture, she receives special care over her diet, sleep and health.

2 Responses to “Chinese Lining up to Give Birth in the USA- To Have a Little US Citizen”

  1. Nulle said

    Do you know why the parents want their kid as an us citizen…so later the parents…later the brothers and sisters of the kid could immigrate to the us…especially to collect Ssn benefits when parents gets old (‘free money’) usually not putting much into the system

    are you aware there are a lot of grannies collect ssn-ssi in the us and retirement benefits in china?

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