Well, what do we have here?
It appears NBC News finally found a reason to do a story on anchor babies. Of course, it’s only because they found a way to tie it to President Trump at the same time:
A growing number of Russians are coming to the U.S. to give birth. These kids will have the right to live and work here, receive social services and, when they turn 21, will have the right to sponsor their parents for an American Green Card. Read more: https://t.co/4doKwLoChn pic.twitter.com/zUSom9ui1w
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 10, 2018
The story is about Russian women who travel to Miami to have their babies, thus guaranteeing U.S. citizenship. NBC then connected the practice to President Trump because some of the women just happen to have stayed in rental properties at Trump buildings in the Miami area, specifically Sunny Isles Beach which has a large Russian population:
Anyway, the media never seemed to care about this issue when, for example, Jeb Bush talked about it during the primaries:
I'm so old I remember when Democrats jumped all over Jeb! for mentioning birth tourism during the primaries. It's okay to cover it now, tho, because the Russians are using Trump hotel properties to do it: https://t.co/KS5e1yN2MK https://t.co/l64zxOqvwT
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) January 10, 2018