While Trump has been making millions on personally running a “birth tourism” scam for Kosher Nostra, with mobsters naming their little girls “Melania” more than any other name, we thought it couldn’t get worse.
Our Russian news source touts Trump’s fight against filling America with criminals while the truth, which we include as well, delightfully points out the real facts, not Trump’s “alternative facts,” that he is, of course, just another Kosher Nostra “Don.”
Sputnik/Moscow: Under the US constitution, a child born on US soil automatically qualifies for citizenship. This provision has long been debated by US lawmakers, and President Trump has repeatedly stated that he is “seriously” considering legal measures to try to end the practice.
The Trump administration is working on measures to end “birth tourism”, or the practice of visiting the United States to give birth to a child who automatically receives US citizenship, and is planning on rolling out new rules on the matter as soon as later this week, three unnamed administration officials have told Axios.
“This change is intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism, including criminal activity associated with the birth tourism industry,” a State Department official told the news outlet.
But the Daily Beast reported
“American citizenship for the newborn girl was the goal of Kuzmin and his Instagram-celebrity wife, who sought the help of birth-tourism services in Florida for the arrival of their first child. They are among the estimated hundreds of Russian parents who flock to the U.S. annually for warm weather, excellent medical care, and, more importantly, birthright American citizenship.
And many, like Kuzmin and his wife, stay at President Donald Trump’s properties in Florida.
While Trump rails against U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants, his Florida properties have become a playground for birth tourists from Russia’s upper crust. The Daily Beast has discovered several companies are advertising rentals in Trump properties to expectant Russian parents. While the Trump Organization does not directly profit from subleases of privately owned condos, it does benefit from Russian patronage of the nearby Trump International Beach Resort. (The Trump Organization did not return requests comment.)
Many of the companies that cater to Russian birth tourists advertise their services openly and warn no one will get in trouble as long as they don’t lie on immigration paperwork.
A thriving Russian émigré community has grown around the Miami suburbs, making it a home away from home for those looking for a few months away from Russia’s bitter winters. The area’s most popular Russian deli, a mainstay for many moms on birthing forums, as well as other shops serving a taste of Eastern Europe, sit directly across the street from the Trump International Beach Resort, Trump Palace, and Trump Royale.
Miami-Boom advertises an apartment at Trump Royale with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The website doesn’t list a price, but the same apartment is listed on other real-estate websites for $5,000 a month.
A third company, albeit aimed largely at Ukrainian customers, promises that Miami’s Sunny Isles suburb has excellent condominium options, “some of which, like Trump Towers, were created by American multi-billionaire Donald Trump himself!”
Another offering, from Status-Med, a company with offices in Moscow and Miami, advertises a Trump Royale penthouse apartment on its website for $7,000 a month.
Status-Med is affiliated with the Sunny Medical Center, a clinic just down the street from the Trump properties in Sunny Isles. It organizes beachside yoga, get-togethers, and medical care for expectant mothers. Owner Vera Muzyka said Trump properties are in high demand among her clients.
“And also, the name Melania has become very popular,” she added.”
A second official explained that the step is part of a broader campaign by Washington to intensify the visa vetting process. The new rules would reportedly include altering requirements for visitor visas to the US (known as B visas), with the State Department possibly receiving new powers allowing them to deny foreign nationals entry if they are suspected of visiting the US explicitly for the purpose of giving birth.
While it remains unclear how the process would be enforced, one of the officials said consular officers at US embassies abroad are already “remarkably skilled at sussing out true versus false claims”, possibly indicating that these officers will be tasked with enforcing the new policy.
According to a March 2019 report by the Associated Press, travelling to the US to try to gain automatic US citizenship is a popular practice among Chinese, Nigerian and Russian nationals, among others. The US government does not keep tabs on exactly how many children are born to foreign citizens engaged in “birth tourism,” although a recent estimate by the Center for Immigration Studies puts the number at some 33,000 between 2016 and 2017.
Trump has repeatedly threatened to end the practice of birthright citizenship, possibly by executive order. In mid-2019, the president reiterated his opposition to the practice, saying his administration was “looking at that very seriously”, and calling the current laws, provided for under US law by the 14th Amendment of the constitution, “frankly ridiculous”.
Trump made cracking down on immigration one of his top pre-election pledges in 2016, committing billions of dollars of funding to a border fence along the border with Mexico, considering caps on work visas, and detaining and deporting people entering or staying in the United States illegally.