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S. 17 (117th): Ban Birth Tourism Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 22, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 17

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 22, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for inadmissibility for certain aliens seeking citizenship for children by giving birth in the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Ban Birth Tourism Act.

2.

Inadmissibility for aliens seeking citizenship for children by giving birth in the United States

Section 212(a)(10) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(10)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(F)

Aliens seeking citizenship for children by giving birth in the United States

(i)

In general

Any alien seeking admission as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(B) for the primary purpose of obtaining United States citizenship for a child by giving birth to the child in the United States is inadmissible.

(ii)

Rule of construction

Nothing in this subparagraph may be construed to render inadmissible an alien seeking legitimate medical treatment relating to childbirth if obtaining citizenship for the child is not the primary purpose for seeking admission.

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