Fox's William La Jeunesse claims birth tourism is "a big problem"

Fox's William La Jeunesse claims birth tourism is "a big problem"

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From the October 30 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE (FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT): Well Sandra, [ending birthright citizenship would be] a huge change in immigration law. Obviously, it will be challenged, but it is true that having a child born in the U.S. is a motivator. It does help the illegal immigrant obtain residency. The child can apply for the parent. We've talked about birth tourism in Southern California. That's a big problem. The medical bills along the border with county hospitals there, that's a problem. 

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America's Newsroom
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