Well, what do we have here?
It appears NBC News finally found a reason to do a story on anchor babies. Of course, it’s only because they found a way to tie it to President Trump at the same time:
A growing number of Russians are coming to the U.S. to give birth. These kids will have the right to live and work here, receive social services and, when they turn 21, will have the right to sponsor their parents for an American Green Card. Read more: https://t.co/4doKwLoChn pic.twitter.com/zUSom9ui1w
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 10, 2018
The story is about Russian women who travel to Miami to have their babies, thus guaranteeing U.S. citizenship. NBC then connected the practice to President Trump because some of the women just happen to have stayed in rental properties at Trump buildings in the Miami area, specifically Sunny Isles Beach which has a large Russian population:
Anyway, the media never seemed to care about this issue when, for example, Jeb Bush talked about it during the primaries:
I'm so old I remember when Democrats jumped all over Jeb! for mentioning birth tourism during the primaries.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) January 10, 2018
As a matter of fact, NBC News did a story on Jeb! for signaling out Asians in the “‘anchor baby’ debate”:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 25, 2015
So, it’s OK to single out Russians but not Asians? Please explain, NBC News.
LOL NOTHING MATTERS 2018: Joe Arpaio says he's OK with 'bill of love' and DACA compromise https://t.co/femfb3nW0j
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 10, 2018
Trump: 'We don't need a 2000 mile wall'; Wants 'bill of love' on immigration https://t.co/TPizyY7XA4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 9, 2018