According to U.S. State Department officials, the State Council ’s visa regulations are about to change, and it is expected to lock in the “fertility tourism” that foreigners produce in the U.S. to ensure that children get U.S. citizens.
State Department officials told CNN that the State Department is revising regulations to ensure that visas to the United States are not used for fertility tourism. According to the official, the new specification is ‘coming soon’. The official also said that the regulations were intended to address national security and law enforcement risks related to fertility tourism.
Saipan, one of the northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean, has become a popular place for ‘fertility tourism’ in recent years.
In response to the growing popularity of fertility tourism on the island, the House of Representatives passed a resolution last July seeking to restrict Saipan’s birth citizenship.
US authorities have also taken legal action against those who profit from fertility tourism.
U.S. President Trump vowed in 2018 to end birth citizenship by executive order, but was immediately blocked by lawmakers.