Birth Tourism: U.S.Citizenship Loophole?

A birth tourist is a pregnant woman who visits another country, delivers her baby,, and then returns to her own country.  This type of tourism exists in many countries in different regions of the world.  It is driven by an assortment   of personal, social, economic and political reasons.  For the parents, these may include better medical care standards, no-cost or low-cost national health programs or circumvention of one-child policies.  For their children, having citizenship in another country and holding a passport issued by that country might provide advantages.  These may include a refuge in revolution or war times, avoidance of […]

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What Happens When You Overstay on a 90-Day Holiday Visa Waiver

The visa waiver program makes it possible for citizens of 37 participating countries to travel to the U.S. without obtaining a U.S. visa. Tourists and business travellers can travel to the U.S. for a period of 90 days or less. But what happens when you overstay the 90 day period? The issue of overstaying on a non immigrant visa is no longer overlooked as essentially, you will be breaking the U.S. law. Earlier, people who overstayed a visa did not have to face huge consequences; though overstays were deportable and considered to be without a legal status, they could still […]

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