With all the talk about anchor babies, you might think they are overrunning the country.
AAPI Data has released figures from various government reports and news sources about the number of anchor babies in the country.
Anchor babies are also referred to as birth tourists because their parents come to the U.S. to have their baby, then return to China.
According to statistics compiled from the Center for Immigration Studies, the number of birth tourist from around the world number 36,000 a year. To put that in perspective, there were 4 million babies born in the United States in 2014 and there are more than 321 million people living in this country.
20,000 of the birth tourists are believed to be from China. That’s slightly less than 1 percent of the 2.2 million Chinese tourists who come to the United States annually and spend $24 billion each year.
Many questions are also being asked about how Donald Trump, if elected president, will deport 11 million undocumented immigrants as he has promised. Trump says he can do it because he’s a “great manager.”
He has no specific plan of how he will do that except to says we’ll all see after he’s been elected.
We don’t even arrest all the drug dealers in this country. These are drug dealers who get innocent people addicted on powerful illegal substances. How are we going to go after 11 million people and where are we going to put them? Does Trump anticipate putting all these people in the desert somewhere? Maybe he can erect a fence in the desert at the same time he erects the fence he promised across the entire U.S. – Mexico border.
Trump’s proposals make for interesting conversation. But when you sit down and have a rational discussion about it, there are few rational answers.