June 22, 2009

Citizenship for sale?

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Arizona Daily Star — Tucson

Citizenship for sale?

A Tucson hospital’s health-care package promises affluent Mexican women the chance to have their babies in posh surroundings with access to the latest medical equipment. — But the marketing materials leave out a key draw in the arrangement: U.S. citizenship for the newborn…

These are families with a lot of money, and some (women) arrive on private jets and are picked up by an ambulance and brought here,” said Shawn Page, TMC’s administrator of international services and relations. “These are families with a lot of clout.”