Friday, January 12, 2018

Russian Birth Tourism at Trump's Florida Properties

Trump International Beach Resort, photo by Leigh Caldwell

President Trump may not like the 14th Amendment, which guarantees U.S. citizenship to those born on U.S. soil, but he's profiting from Russian tourists who've traveled to the U.S. to give birth. How, exactly? Because his properties, like Trump International Beach Resort, are a top destination for Russian birth tourists!

The Daily Beast notes that SVM-MED, a Russian birth tourism company, has videos advertising lodging at Trump properties.

The Daily Beast article is worth a full read. You'll get to see the Instagram before-and-after posts of Russian moms  (#birthmiami, "Hooray! Double citizenship doc received!").

It's particularly interesting because the articles I've read previously about birth tourism have focused on families coming to the U.S. from China. (See here re: Chinese moms heading to CNMI; and here re: Chinese moms heading to SoCal).


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