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    Federal agents crackdown on "birth tourism" in California with raids targeting three dozen sites

    Fox News reports on Tuesday, while much of the nation was preoccupied with the Super Tuesday presidential primaries, federal immigration agents swarmed three dozen sites in Southern California in a crackdown on alleged operators of so-called “birth tourism” businesses.

    ICE has grown impatient with local jurisdictions that refuse to honor immigration detainers and requests for non-public information and has begun issuing subpoenas to compel cooperation.

    “The public needs to be aware and concerned that California sanctuary state laws do not protect public safety and is bad public policy. Criminal aliens are being released back into the community daily and most will re-offend resulting in more victims. For ICE, the most concerning part about dealing with uncooperative jurisdictions, or places that are not allowed to work with us, is that we don’t always know who is being arrested, when they’ll be released, or if they are at-large in the community again, ” said Gregory Archambeault, San Diego Field Office Director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in San Diego.

    Earlier this year, Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cucinelli joined Fox News to discuss new rules aimed at stopping birth tourism by forcing tourist visa applicants to prove they have a legitimate reason to travel to the U.S. while pregnant. Watch below.

    President Trump has consistently argued that the 14th Amendment is being used in ways in which it was not originally intended and that changes are necessary to stop the practice of automatic citizenship to anyone born in the US.

    “We’re looking at that very seriously,” Trump told reporters last August. “Birthright citizenship, where you have a baby on our land — you walk over the border, have a baby, congratulations, the baby's now a U.S. citizen. We're looking at it very, very seriously ... It’s, frankly, ridiculous.”

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