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US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

Posted: 7:31 PM, Jan 22, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-22 19:31:22-05
US to impose visas restrictions for pregnant women

The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism."

That refers to cases when women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. Visa applicants deemed by consular officers to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth will now be treated like other foreigners coming to the U.S. for medical treatment.

That's according to State Department guidance sent Wednesday and viewed by The Associated Press. The regulations will go into effect Friday.