Giving Birth To Your Baby in America? How This `Might` Jeopardize Your Visa

While it is not illegal for a visitor to have a baby in the US, it will certainly jeopardize your visa if you do not pay for the birth of the child. Thousands of women from all over the world who want their children to be US citizens, and who can afford to pay for the birth of the children, travel to the States to give birth.

There are companies which provide a range of services for pregnant women to be housed in the States and cared for before, during and after the birth.

However, if a woman travels to the US and accepts Medicaid for her medical expenses related to the birth of her US-citizen child, she has breached the terms of her US visa.

  • CITIZENSHIP

The US-citizen child is entitled to Medicaid and any other services available because the child is an American. But, the non-immigrant mother, by accepting Medicaid, has become a public charge on the government of the US and that is a violation of her US visa.

  • DELIVERY 

If a pregnant woman presents at a US hospital and is in need of services, the hospital will assign a social worker who will access services for that woman to receive medical attention, including giving birth.

  • EXPENSE

Medicaid, a US-government programme, will pay the hospital for the expenses incurred. The woman will not owe the hospital. There is no mechanism for Medicaid to accept reimbursement after they have paid the hospital, unless there was fraud.

  • PASSPORT

You would be able to secure a US passport for your US-citizen child and return home to your country. However, on a future trip, at the renewal of your visa, or the renewal of your US-citizen child’s passport at the US embassy, the issue of you having a US-citizen child will be raised.

At that time, unless you have proof that you paid for the cost of the birth of the child, you will have an issue.

  • LOSE YOUR CHILD

No one will take your child away from you, unless the child is in danger of being abused, abandoned or neglected, but there are several horror stories of women who have travelled back to the States with their US-citizen child and were denied entry when the Customs and Border Protection officer discovered that the mother accepted Medicaid for the birth of the child.

Many US relatives encourage their family members to come to the US and have their children, but it is a decision that must be made wisely, as you can and, most likely, will lose your US visa.

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If this is indeed true, it is a loophole in immigration leglislation and should be fixed. People should not be allowed to simply deliver a baby in another country for "future convenience" with the child having no parental ties to the country....

If this is indeed true, it is a loophole in immigration leglislation and should be fixed. People should not be allowed to simply deliver a baby in another country for "future convenience" with the child having no parental ties to the country. Many countries have strict laws against this. Unless one of the parent is a citizen, no citizenship for the child.

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Such is life what about when women come to our country to give birth to their children how come its not a problem that is pure ignorance but what already done cannot be undone

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Me I am happy of having my children born in Canada because if I was not a Canadian I would never go to the us to make my child I would remain in my country and make my child

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Lesson for the young guyanese baby bommers....

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Have ya baby in your own country simple.

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I totally agree, It should be a 20yrs look back for all children born to any immigrant parents

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My mother traveled to the US to have me, and PAID HER BILL IN FULL! Right is right, wrong is wrong.

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Some a you talking, how u so sure say your foreparents didnt do the same thing so that u can become citizens smh....n to top it off a just black ass ppl a comment mi expect white ppl fi comments the most but mi always say it a black bring down black

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What happens if the person pay for the delivery of the child and all expenses?

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who the hell would want any part of that laughing stock which is america...america sips all thanks to the orange faced moron..he belongs in playboy...not the White House

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