Leo Chavez, a UC Irvine professor who specializes on migration issues, said cases of potential fraud should be investigated and the guilty punished, but that shouldn’t lead to a move against birthright citizenship, which grants automatic U.S. citizenship. “There may be a few who take advantage of it but that’s a small proportion. We shouldn’t lose sight that birthright citizenship makes us a great nation,” said Chavez, whose most recent book is “Anchor Babies and the Challenge of Birthright Citizenship.”

For the full story, please visit https://www.ocregister.com/2019/09/22/some-birth-tourism-operators-prosecuted-others-still-woo-pregnant-women-to-southern-california/.

 

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