In an apparent effort to get a head start on their December Christmas shopping, Chinese birth tourism mothers, anchor babies, international students and business men have descended on one of California’s most popular and tony shopping centers, Orange County’s South Coast Plaza.
The thrust of deep-pocketed Chinese is great short-term news for the merchants, some Mandarin-speaking, that are racking up big time Rolex, Louis Vuitton handbag and Louboutin shoe sales. But the long-term dynamic of huge flows of Chinese will have a lasting effect on California’s demographic make-up, and contributes to the state’s explosive population growth. An Orange County Weekly blogger posted this telling item: “South Coast Mall Looks a Lot More Chinese These Days – and it’s not by Accident.”
Nothing will stop the tourist flow. In 2013, 1.8 million Chinese tourists visited the U.S. with more than 800,000 of them visiting California. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, by 2018 about 4 million tourists will come to California to spend, spend and spend some more.
Business opportunities will continue to draw Chinese financiers. The Chinese have made extensive use of the controversial EB-5 visa, and in 2014 soaked up 90 percent of the available visas compared to 13 percent in 2004.
The University of California and the California State University systems will maintain high enrollments of Chinese and other international students because the out-of-state fees are higher than the rates for local applicants.
|Congress must pass bill to end accidental birthright citizenship.|
The only variable that might help stabilize California’s population and restore dignity to U.S. citizenship is to end anchor baby citizenship. The practice of granting citizenship to pretend tourists specifically and callously in the U.S. to give birth, ergo the birth tourism industry, or to temporary nonimmigrant visa holders is a policy that Congress could and should terminate.
California leads the nation in birth tourism hotels with 600, some of which are conveniently located adjacent to the South Coast Plaza to facilitate shopping and hobnobbing with the elite. Watch this troubling but informative video here wherein Chinese women reveal their self-serving perspective on American citizenship for their anchor baby children.
Between 2010 and 2014, Orange County’s population increased an unsustainable 4.5 percent, led by a surge in the Asian population from 14.4 percent of the total to 19.6 percent. Birth tourism contributes to the growth.
Go to the CAPS Action Alert page here to tell Congress to end accidental birthright citizenship and to support the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015, HR 140/S 15, that would restore the 14th Amendment to its original intent and clarify that citizenship at birth is granted only if one of the parents is a U.S. citizen, lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, or alien on active service in the military.