A newly-released study estimates that are tens of thousands births annually in the United States by foreign nationals on temporary visas, highlighting the robust “birth tourism” industry.

The Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington, D.C. think tank that advocates for decreased immigration, released a study that estimates there are about 39,000 births annually to guest workers, foreign students, and others staying on long-term temporary visas. An additional 33,000 births a year, the study found, take place by tourists — bringing this total to 72,000.



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