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Thank goodness for Russian sleazeballs exploiting our immigration law loopholes: their whiteness allows the mass media to get worked up on the topic instead of still nervously shying away from, say, endemic Chinese birth tourism on the grounds that it might be racist to notice. From NBC:

Birth tourism brings Russian baby boom to Miami
by CYNTHIA MCFADDEN, SARAH FITZPATRICK, TRACY CONNOR and ANNA R. SCHECTER

MIAMI — Lured by the charm of little Havana or the glamour of South Beach, some 15 million tourists visit Miami every year.

But for a growing number of Russian women, the draw isn’t sunny beaches or pulsing nightclubs. It’s U.S. citizenship for their newborn children.

In Moscow, it’s a status symbol to have a Miami-born baby, and social media is full of Russian women boasting of their little americantsy.

“It’s really common,” said Ekaterina Kuznetsova, 29. “When I was taking the plane to come here, it was not only me. It was four or five women flying here.”

Ekaterina was one of dozens of Russian birth tourists NBC News spoke to over the past four months about a round-trip journey that costs tens of thousands of dollars and takes them away from home for weeks or months. …

As president, Donald Trump has indicated he is opposed to so-called chain migration, which gives U.S. citizens the right to sponsor relatives, because of recent terror attacks. And as a candidate, he called for an end to birthright citizenship, declaring it in one of his first policy papers the “biggest magnet for illegal immigration.”

“You have to get rid of it,” he said on “Meet the Press” on NBC. “They’re having a baby and all of a sudden — nobody knows — the baby is here. You have no choice.”

In a twist, as the Daily Beast first reported, condo buildings that bear the Trump name are the most popular for the out-of-town obstetric patients, although the units are subleased from the individual owners and it’s not clear if building management is aware.

Here’s my 2010 VDARE article on the seven financial reasons given by Chinese birth tourism ads for dropping an anchor baby on American soil.

 
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  1. IHTG says:

    Joke: Donald Trump will make anime real.

    Woke: Donald Trump will make Hotline Miami real.

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  2. neutral says:

    I can say with 100% certainty that if all the illegal immigrants in America were white, then the Democrats would be fighting against amnesty to the bitter end.

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    • Replies: @whorefinder

    I can say with 100% certainty that if all the illegal immigrants in America were white, then the Democrats would be fighting against amnesty to the bitter end.
     
    I was just about to say something like that.

    Then again, More White Babies!

    What did we do during the 1924-1990 era, when we were deporting anarchists and worried about Nazi/Japanese spies and then worried about Soviet/Cuban infiltration? Surely our government had a policy and procedure for dealing with enemy nations using pregnant women to get their children citizenship and then, 20 years later, having those kids immigrate to the U.S. and become spies for their (true) motherland? I would bet millions on the Soviets and Cubans trying this in an organized manner.

    , @Corn
    Indeed. The media would feed us a never ending barrage of stories about the plight of the downtrodden, undercut American worker.
    , @Anonymous
    The Democrats have always been the pro-immigrant party. They were the pro-immigrant party back when most of the immigrants were white.
    , @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    Yup.

    Listen to the big green lady:
    We only want wretched refuse.
    The browner the better.
    , @cynthia curran
    Mendocino County in California was settled by Russians instead of your midwest whites like the rest of California. It voted heavily for Jill Stein and is not rich. There are few tech jobs there. It depends upon the white folks that have come in.
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  3. guest says:

    Isn’t there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country? Like make them pass through an x-ray machine on their way? Though they may roll the dice.

    I know: rescind or re-interpret the 14th amendment. That’s easy.

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    Current airport screening body scanners are considered safe for pregnant women. I don't think that would stop the pregnant women anyway, they are more at risk of getting blood clots on the flight than having the scanner harm their baby.

    http://traveltips.usatoday.com/tsa-pregnancy-108807.html
    , @Twodees Partain
    The 14th Amendment should be rescinded. It failed ratification and was enacted anyway.
    , @3g4me
    @3 guest: "Isn’t there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country?"

    When I did my consular tour of hell, we were warned ahead of time not to issue non-immigrant visas to visibly pregnant women. And if, in the course of the visa interview, one were to learn the applicant was non-visibly pregnant, that was an automatic refusal. Of course, this was never stated openly to the applicants but was merely common sense and understood to be so at the time (late 1980s).

    Trump could EASILY appoint ambassadors or even the rare patriotic FSO to strongly advise their diverse, SJW underlings that career advancement would be adversely affected by non cooperation with a policy of no visas to pregnant women. He will never do it.
    , @ScarletNumber
    Blame Bill Brennan. In 1982 he said that illegal aliens were entitled to a k-12 education.
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  4. This is a great example of one of those things that Trump complains about, then there are 100 stories the next day headlined “Trump Is Insanely Wrong About So-Called Birth Tourism” and then a week later there’s a story headlined “Actually, Birth Tourism Is A Thing (But Trump Still Sucks)”.

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    • Replies: @guest
    You left out the fact that it's Trump's fault, because Trump condos are allegedly the most popular destination for these commie interlopers and instigators of "so-called" chain migration.

    If we could manage to plausibly blame everything Trump's for on Trump, all our problems would be solved tomorrow. Sorta like that Key and Peele sketch where Obama tricks Republicans in Congress through reverse psychology by pretending to be for their policies. Only there's a chance it could actually work, because Trump Derangement Syndrome is more debilitating than Obamanation Distress.

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  5. Catdog says:

    I thought that there was an exception to birthright citizenship when the parent is in America on a tourist visa. Are our immigration laws so insane that that’s really not the case?

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    • Replies: @Half Canadian
    You can be in the country illegally, and the law says that your kid born here is a citizen.
    It is that insane.
    , @3g4me
    @5 Catdog: "I thought that there was an exception to birthright citizenship when the parent is in America on a tourist visa. Are our immigration laws so insane that that’s really not the case?"

    Our immigration laws are so insane that a if a pregnant Congolese, issued a visa by one of today's increasingly diverse and crusading SJW FSOs, spawns in a plane traveling through American airspace, the spawn becomes a magic American. Same goes for anyone born on a ship in American territorial waters. A very nice, mostly White Jamaican I knew was an American citizen from just such a situation - born on his parents' boat.
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  6. guest says:
    @Faraday's Bobcat
    This is a great example of one of those things that Trump complains about, then there are 100 stories the next day headlined "Trump Is Insanely Wrong About So-Called Birth Tourism" and then a week later there's a story headlined "Actually, Birth Tourism Is A Thing (But Trump Still Sucks)".

    You left out the fact that it’s Trump’s fault, because Trump condos are allegedly the most popular destination for these commie interlopers and instigators of “so-called” chain migration.

    If we could manage to plausibly blame everything Trump’s for on Trump, all our problems would be solved tomorrow. Sorta like that Key and Peele sketch where Obama tricks Republicans in Congress through reverse psychology by pretending to be for their policies. Only there’s a chance it could actually work, because Trump Derangement Syndrome is more debilitating than Obamanation Distress.

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  7. Barnard says:
    @guest
    Isn't there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country? Like make them pass through an x-ray machine on their way? Though they may roll the dice.

    I know: rescind or re-interpret the 14th amendment. That's easy.

    Current airport screening body scanners are considered safe for pregnant women. I don’t think that would stop the pregnant women anyway, they are more at risk of getting blood clots on the flight than having the scanner harm their baby.

    http://traveltips.usatoday.com/tsa-pregnancy-108807.html

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    • Replies: @The Alarmist

    "Current airport screening body scanners are considered safe for pregnant women."
     
    Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. Millimeter-wave scanners emit non-ionising radiation, much like that of a microwave oven, albeit at lower power. The jury is still out, and might be for some time before we know if they are really safe. Shoe stores used to have x-ray machines so customers could see the bones in their feet and "learn" what shoes could do to protect and support the feet ... you don't see that anymore, and unlike Mdm. Curie, your dental tech wears a dosimiter and hides behind a lead door when x-raying your teeth because we learned the hard way from the experience of ignorant folks like Mdm. Curie who, despite being rather intelligent, didn't have a healthy respect for what they didn't know.
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  8. George says:

    Before you decide to become a ‘USA person’ as defined by the IRS:

    “I was outraged when the U.S. demanded that my bank send them my private financial information. After 38 years of being Canadian, I am furious that my own government puts so little value on our Charter and my rights as a citizen that they are willing to sell me out to a foreign government.”

    http://www.adcs-adsc.ca/

    January 8, 2018 Canadian FATCA IGA Legislation Litigation Update

    https://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2018/01/08/january-8-2018-canadian-fatca-iga-legislation-litigation-update/

    Issac Brock was a British General that died defending Canada from the US.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Account_Tax_Compliance_Act

    I have a vague memory of like in the late 1800 and early 1900 rich Americans tried to get their daughters married to titled Brits, so that for perpetuity their off spring would have fancy British titles and privileges. The American girls did not like living in primative country estates with lazy not especially high income Brits. And the titles, while still valid for perpetuity, were almost ridiculous after WWI certainly WWII.

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    • Replies: @J. Dart
    1. Government-created problem (birth tourism abuse, terrorism, etc.)
    2. Has blindingly obvious solution which the media deems Beyond the Pale
    3. US government implements second-best privacy-invading Rube Goldberg deterrent instead (global taxation, TSA fondlings, NSA eavesdropping, etc.)
    4. And enforces it only against real Americans, not against foreign crooks and terrorists
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  9. whorefinder says: • Website
    @neutral
    I can say with 100% certainty that if all the illegal immigrants in America were white, then the Democrats would be fighting against amnesty to the bitter end.

    I can say with 100% certainty that if all the illegal immigrants in America were white, then the Democrats would be fighting against amnesty to the bitter end.

    I was just about to say something like that.

    Then again, More White Babies!

    What did we do during the 1924-1990 era, when we were deporting anarchists and worried about Nazi/Japanese spies and then worried about Soviet/Cuban infiltration? Surely our government had a policy and procedure for dealing with enemy nations using pregnant women to get their children citizenship and then, 20 years later, having those kids immigrate to the U.S. and become spies for their (true) motherland? I would bet millions on the Soviets and Cubans trying this in an organized manner.

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  10. Corn says:
    @neutral
    I can say with 100% certainty that if all the illegal immigrants in America were white, then the Democrats would be fighting against amnesty to the bitter end.

    Indeed. The media would feed us a never ending barrage of stories about the plight of the downtrodden, undercut American worker.

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  11. Heh, just posted my take here.

    Not sure there’s any real evidence that the (ultimately very limited) numbers of (rich) birth tourists impact the US negatively.

    Regardless, solution is simple and obvious – get rid of the provision designed for a world when the North American plains were still an unpopulated expanse.

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    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Your solution presupposes some sort of democratic or nationally loyal government. Consider Tariq Ali's illustration of The Problem With Pakistan: a $5M steel mill sold to foreigners for $1M by a bureaucrat who made $100,000. Now imagine more stuff to sell and less ethics. That's the American government.
    , @Dmitry
    It's very fashionable to get a Western passport even with people who have little to no real intention to live abroad.

    And especially in this case, where only the child gets the citizenship - it's likely only a minority of the families doing this have an intention permanently immigrate to the United States, at least in the near term.

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  12. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @neutral
    I can say with 100% certainty that if all the illegal immigrants in America were white, then the Democrats would be fighting against amnesty to the bitter end.

    The Democrats have always been the pro-immigrant party. They were the pro-immigrant party back when most of the immigrants were white.

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  13. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anatoly Karlin
    Heh, just posted my take here.

    Not sure there's any real evidence that the (ultimately very limited) numbers of (rich) birth tourists impact the US negatively.

    Regardless, solution is simple and obvious - get rid of the provision designed for a world when the North American plains were still an unpopulated expanse.

    Your solution presupposes some sort of democratic or nationally loyal government. Consider Tariq Ali’s illustration of The Problem With Pakistan: a $5M steel mill sold to foreigners for $1M by a bureaucrat who made $100,000. Now imagine more stuff to sell and less ethics. That’s the American government.

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    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    You got a link on that? You've captured the essence of Democracy, the God that Failed.
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  14. Cicerone says:

    Doesn’t seem to be enough to lift Miami-Dade’s birth rate over the American average…

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  15. Looking on the bright side, for all these anchor babies who become US citizens by birth, their worldwide income and assets are subject to the global reach of onerous FATCA reporting requirements and IRS taxation of their global income… even if they never again set foot in the US.

    For some of these future mafioskis, oligarchs and chincom moguls it might actually amount to something substantial…

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    • Replies: @Dmitry

    For some of these future mafioskis, oligarchs and chincom moguls it might actually amount to something substantial…

     

    The parents might look scary - but the children that look after the condominium: it's usually harmless hipsters that not only in music tastes, can be mistaken by Americans on the street for the average Obama voter:
    https://vimeo.com/84707338
    , @Chrisnonymous
    We ought to extend reporting requirements, if not actual tax liability as well, to the guardians of underage US citizens. Maybe that would make some people think twice about giving their kids US citizenship.
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  16. @Catdog
    I thought that there was an exception to birthright citizenship when the parent is in America on a tourist visa. Are our immigration laws so insane that that's really not the case?

    You can be in the country illegally, and the law says that your kid born here is a citizen.
    It is that insane.

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    • Agree: TWS
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  17. @neutral
    I can say with 100% certainty that if all the illegal immigrants in America were white, then the Democrats would be fighting against amnesty to the bitter end.

    Yup.

    Listen to the big green lady:
    We only want wretched refuse.
    The browner the better.

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  18. @guest
    Isn't there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country? Like make them pass through an x-ray machine on their way? Though they may roll the dice.

    I know: rescind or re-interpret the 14th amendment. That's easy.

    The 14th Amendment should be rescinded. It failed ratification and was enacted anyway.

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  19. As long as it’s hot women giving birth to hot daughters, I’m not going to get too concerned.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    Do you think you can handle a "relationship" with a Russian blonde bombshell? I doubt it. I wouldn't try.
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  20. Dmitry says:

    The UK has a clever scheme designed to take advantage of Russians, where they offer British citizenship to any Russians who invest around $2.5 million in the country (and keep themselves and money there for 5 years).

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    • Replies: @Romanian
    Invest as in productive activity or just buy a house worth that much or do some other thing that basically benefits them and no one else. I read her that real estate investment is one of the ways to make your quota to gain residency in Canada and other places which seek to attract high rollers.
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  21. J1234 says:

    Birth Tourism Brings Russian Baby Boom to Miami

    Better than Chinese and Hispanics. Maybe we should offer free trips to the US for pregnant Russians, Finns, Poles and Danes.

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  22. Romanian says: • Website
    @Dmitry
    The UK has a clever scheme designed to take advantage of Russians, where they offer British citizenship to any Russians who invest around $2.5 million in the country (and keep themselves and money there for 5 years).

    Invest as in productive activity or just buy a house worth that much or do some other thing that basically benefits them and no one else. I read her that real estate investment is one of the ways to make your quota to gain residency in Canada and other places which seek to attract high rollers.

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    • Replies: @Dmitry

    Invest as in productive activity or just buy a house worth that much or do some other thing that basically benefits them and no one else. I read her that real estate investment is one of the ways to make your quota to gain residency in Canada and other places which seek to attract high rollers.
     
    It has to be investment in UK shares or government bonds.

    If it was just investment in UK property, it wouldn't mean much - as for the last decade or more, many people have been buying properly in London anyway.

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  23. Dmitry says:
    @Anatoly Karlin
    Heh, just posted my take here.

    Not sure there's any real evidence that the (ultimately very limited) numbers of (rich) birth tourists impact the US negatively.

    Regardless, solution is simple and obvious - get rid of the provision designed for a world when the North American plains were still an unpopulated expanse.

    It’s very fashionable to get a Western passport even with people who have little to no real intention to live abroad.

    And especially in this case, where only the child gets the citizenship – it’s likely only a minority of the families doing this have an intention permanently immigrate to the United States, at least in the near term.

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  24. Dmitry says:
    @Romanian
    Invest as in productive activity or just buy a house worth that much or do some other thing that basically benefits them and no one else. I read her that real estate investment is one of the ways to make your quota to gain residency in Canada and other places which seek to attract high rollers.

    Invest as in productive activity or just buy a house worth that much or do some other thing that basically benefits them and no one else. I read her that real estate investment is one of the ways to make your quota to gain residency in Canada and other places which seek to attract high rollers.

    It has to be investment in UK shares or government bonds.

    If it was just investment in UK property, it wouldn’t mean much – as for the last decade or more, many people have been buying properly in London anyway.

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    • Replies: @Romanian
    Thanks! Buying shares or bonds was not what I had in mind, but it is better than real estate.
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  25. Romanian says: • Website
    @Dmitry

    Invest as in productive activity or just buy a house worth that much or do some other thing that basically benefits them and no one else. I read her that real estate investment is one of the ways to make your quota to gain residency in Canada and other places which seek to attract high rollers.
     
    It has to be investment in UK shares or government bonds.

    If it was just investment in UK property, it wouldn't mean much - as for the last decade or more, many people have been buying properly in London anyway.

    Thanks! Buying shares or bonds was not what I had in mind, but it is better than real estate.

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  26. 3g4me says:
    @guest
    Isn't there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country? Like make them pass through an x-ray machine on their way? Though they may roll the dice.

    I know: rescind or re-interpret the 14th amendment. That's easy.

    @3 guest: “Isn’t there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country?”

    When I did my consular tour of hell, we were warned ahead of time not to issue non-immigrant visas to visibly pregnant women. And if, in the course of the visa interview, one were to learn the applicant was non-visibly pregnant, that was an automatic refusal. Of course, this was never stated openly to the applicants but was merely common sense and understood to be so at the time (late 1980s).

    Trump could EASILY appoint ambassadors or even the rare patriotic FSO to strongly advise their diverse, SJW underlings that career advancement would be adversely affected by non cooperation with a policy of no visas to pregnant women. He will never do it.

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    • Replies: @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    Very interesting stuff.

    Would be very interesting to read more war stories from consular hell.

    Can you recommend anything?

    If not, go write it.
    An audience awaits.
    , @anon
    From https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/birth-tourism-brings-russian-baby-boom-miami-n836121

    "What they are doing is completely legal, as long as they don't lie on any immigration or insurance paperwork."
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  27. Dmitry says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    Looking on the bright side, for all these anchor babies who become US citizens by birth, their worldwide income and assets are subject to the global reach of onerous FATCA reporting requirements and IRS taxation of their global income... even if they never again set foot in the US.

    For some of these future mafioskis, oligarchs and chincom moguls it might actually amount to something substantial...

    For some of these future mafioskis, oligarchs and chincom moguls it might actually amount to something substantial…

    The parents might look scary – but the children that look after the condominium: it’s usually harmless hipsters that not only in music tastes, can be mistaken by Americans on the street for the average Obama voter:

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    The parents might look scary – but the children that look after the condominium: it’s usually harmless hipsters that not only in music tastes, can be mistaken by Americans on the street for the average Obama voter
     
    In other words...

    The parents might look scary – but the children that look after the condominium: scarier!
     
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  28. This is the kind of thing that makes me conspiratorial. Is it a coincidence, or is Trump the Quisatz Haderach?

    Democrats (and Republicans) won’t let Trump end birthright citizenship. All of a sudden Ruskis are flying to Miami to crank out babies. Vladimir is winking alot in press conferences. We must end birthright citizenship or these Russians will subvert our democratic process.

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  29. @3g4me
    @3 guest: "Isn’t there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country?"

    When I did my consular tour of hell, we were warned ahead of time not to issue non-immigrant visas to visibly pregnant women. And if, in the course of the visa interview, one were to learn the applicant was non-visibly pregnant, that was an automatic refusal. Of course, this was never stated openly to the applicants but was merely common sense and understood to be so at the time (late 1980s).

    Trump could EASILY appoint ambassadors or even the rare patriotic FSO to strongly advise their diverse, SJW underlings that career advancement would be adversely affected by non cooperation with a policy of no visas to pregnant women. He will never do it.

    Very interesting stuff.

    Would be very interesting to read more war stories from consular hell.

    Can you recommend anything?

    If not, go write it.
    An audience awaits.

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    • Replies: @CJ
    There are a lot of consular stories at this blog by a retired FSO. Unfortunately there’s no real index so you’ll have to scan through the archives.
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  30. 3g4me says:
    @Catdog
    I thought that there was an exception to birthright citizenship when the parent is in America on a tourist visa. Are our immigration laws so insane that that's really not the case?

    @5 Catdog: “I thought that there was an exception to birthright citizenship when the parent is in America on a tourist visa. Are our immigration laws so insane that that’s really not the case?”

    Our immigration laws are so insane that a if a pregnant Congolese, issued a visa by one of today’s increasingly diverse and crusading SJW FSOs, spawns in a plane traveling through American airspace, the spawn becomes a magic American. Same goes for anyone born on a ship in American territorial waters. A very nice, mostly White Jamaican I knew was an American citizen from just such a situation – born on his parents’ boat.

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    Since one can be in US territorial waters without having passed through Customs, is boat birth a thing? Or will it be if visas are used to stop conventional birth tourism?
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  31. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @3g4me
    @3 guest: "Isn’t there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country?"

    When I did my consular tour of hell, we were warned ahead of time not to issue non-immigrant visas to visibly pregnant women. And if, in the course of the visa interview, one were to learn the applicant was non-visibly pregnant, that was an automatic refusal. Of course, this was never stated openly to the applicants but was merely common sense and understood to be so at the time (late 1980s).

    Trump could EASILY appoint ambassadors or even the rare patriotic FSO to strongly advise their diverse, SJW underlings that career advancement would be adversely affected by non cooperation with a policy of no visas to pregnant women. He will never do it.

    From https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/birth-tourism-brings-russian-baby-boom-miami-n836121

    “What they are doing is completely legal, as long as they don’t lie on any immigration or insurance paperwork.”

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    How about we simply ask them whether they're pregnant on the forms? If they birth a kid here within a certain amount of time, they will be deemed to have been lying. (Though it's possible they weren't aware they were pregnant, that'll be one of them legal assumptions. Like how "intent to distribute" goes with the amount of controlled substances in your possession rather than actual proof of intent.)

    The kid gets to be a citizen, but if the mom ever steps foot in the country she goes to jail for misrepresentation or whatever.
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  32. CCZ says:

    Also in Miami, political miscegenation, Republican-Democrat (and white-black):

    Call it bipartisan love.
    Two Florida state senators admitted they were having an affair after a website claimed to have exposed their relationship.
    Sens. Anitere Flores (R-Miami) and Oscar Braynon (D-Miami Gardens), both of whom are married, confessed they cheated on their spouses before the legislative session began Tuesday.
    “We do not want gossip and rumors to distract from the important business of the people,” the senators said in a joint statement to the Sun-Sentinel.

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  33. Thea says:

    Gymnast Svetlana Khorkina did this. She flew that baby back to Russia as soon as she could.

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  34. syonredux says:

    Yeah… a lot of issues trigger a visceral reaction in me, but it’s the immigration stuff that gets me the most. And this is in America, where 90% of people can’t claim to have been here more than a few generations at most. Siiiiiiigh.

    It’s so fascinating to see how historically illiterate our enemies are. For example, the vast majority of all Black Americans are descended from people who arrived here before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade ended in 1808….that’s a bit more than a “few generations” ago….And millions of White Americans can trace their American ancestry back to the Colonial Period….

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    A tribe of relatively recently arrived people like to project their alienation and subversiveness onto the rest of America. If everyone feels alienated and compelled to subvert it reduces their high anxiety about cossacks and pogroms.
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  35. @Barnard
    Current airport screening body scanners are considered safe for pregnant women. I don't think that would stop the pregnant women anyway, they are more at risk of getting blood clots on the flight than having the scanner harm their baby.

    http://traveltips.usatoday.com/tsa-pregnancy-108807.html

    “Current airport screening body scanners are considered safe for pregnant women.”

    Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. Millimeter-wave scanners emit non-ionising radiation, much like that of a microwave oven, albeit at lower power. The jury is still out, and might be for some time before we know if they are really safe. Shoe stores used to have x-ray machines so customers could see the bones in their feet and “learn” what shoes could do to protect and support the feet … you don’t see that anymore, and unlike Mdm. Curie, your dental tech wears a dosimiter and hides behind a lead door when x-raying your teeth because we learned the hard way from the experience of ignorant folks like Mdm. Curie who, despite being rather intelligent, didn’t have a healthy respect for what they didn’t know.

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    My grandfather was an x-ray machine salesman, having earlier been a delivery boy to Roentgen's lab when the great physicist was inventing the x-ray machine in the 1890s. In the 1920s, my grandfather made long sales trips to introduce doctors in South America and China to x-ray machines. His big sales gimmick was to wave his hand around under the machine so everybody could look at his hand bones. He'd get a big open sore on the back of his hand that would take months to heal after he got home.

    Oddly, he lived another 45 years until age 89.

    , @Mr. Anon

    Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. Millimeter-wave scanners emit non-ionising radiation, much like that of a microwave oven, albeit at lower power. The jury is still out, and might be for some time before we know if they are really safe.
     
    I see TV ads now from lawyers fishing for female clients who have ovarian cancer; the going theory is that the cancer was caused by using talcum powder. I don't know if there is solid evidence for any such linkage. Although there is some logic to the idea; I could see a possible connection.

    Anyway, along the lines of your post, talcum powder used to be considered safe and innocuous. Now, maybe, not so much.
    , @TomSchmidt
    "Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. "

    Hmmm. https://www.babble.com/mom/french-culture-and-america-parenting-styles/

    Excerpt: "During both of my pregnancies here, I was cautious but not fanatical about what I ate and drank. With my doctor’s approval, I had the odd glass of wine and an occasional espresso, and sometimes the cheese course was just too enticing to pass up. I, like most French mothers I know, adopted a philosophy of moderation, seeing it as key for both mother’s and baby’s health and sanity.

    In France, there isn’t the same puritanical disapproval that sometimes exists in the States, where over-zealous do-gooders cast disparaging glances and shout abuse at any pregnant mother they believe is acting in an un-motherly way. You might hear the odd tut now and then, but for the most part, pregnant women in France aren’t shrouded with a fear/shame/guilt complex."

    It's apparently still considered safe for pregnant women to drink. What has changed is that getting drunk and bathing your baby's brain in alcohol has become unacceptable. That's a good thing.
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  36. It takes one generation to break (think horse) Russians (the Christian ones that is). Speaking personally as someone who married one, they are very nationalistic. They hold on to their culture on multiple levels. This is true linguistically, religiously, culturally, etc. Some immigrants who come from countries that are not nationalistic are immediately broken. They cannot wait to become Americans. They are running away from where they came from. But when you look at my children, they are Americans. I am a WASP that predates everybody but the Indians. My culture runs very deep here. We have broken my ancestors who were Irish, Scottish, German, (no others) and English (they were already house broken) within a generation. We did not come over in pairs like animals on Noah’s Arc so each group married in right away.

    In spite of my wife’s clinging to her past, my kids roots extend back with mine not hers like some tree graph. It does not hurt that they look like most of my ancestors although I like to point out my son’s Russian nose just to get under her skin. We like to laugh at her Indian co-workers who give their kids weird names and don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.

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  37. J. Dart says:
    @George
    Before you decide to become a 'USA person' as defined by the IRS:

    “I was outraged when the U.S. demanded that my bank send them my private financial information. After 38 years of being Canadian, I am furious that my own government puts so little value on our Charter and my rights as a citizen that they are willing to sell me out to a foreign government.”

    http://www.adcs-adsc.ca/

    January 8, 2018 Canadian FATCA IGA Legislation Litigation Update

    https://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2018/01/08/january-8-2018-canadian-fatca-iga-legislation-litigation-update/

    Issac Brock was a British General that died defending Canada from the US.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Account_Tax_Compliance_Act

    I have a vague memory of like in the late 1800 and early 1900 rich Americans tried to get their daughters married to titled Brits, so that for perpetuity their off spring would have fancy British titles and privileges. The American girls did not like living in primative country estates with lazy not especially high income Brits. And the titles, while still valid for perpetuity, were almost ridiculous after WWI certainly WWII.

    1. Government-created problem (birth tourism abuse, terrorism, etc.)
    2. Has blindingly obvious solution which the media deems Beyond the Pale
    3. US government implements second-best privacy-invading Rube Goldberg deterrent instead (global taxation, TSA fondlings, NSA eavesdropping, etc.)
    4. And enforces it only against real Americans, not against foreign crooks and terrorists

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  38. O'Really says:

    Birth tourism in a Zika hot-zone seems…ill-considered.

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  39. @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    Looking on the bright side, for all these anchor babies who become US citizens by birth, their worldwide income and assets are subject to the global reach of onerous FATCA reporting requirements and IRS taxation of their global income... even if they never again set foot in the US.

    For some of these future mafioskis, oligarchs and chincom moguls it might actually amount to something substantial...

    We ought to extend reporting requirements, if not actual tax liability as well, to the guardians of underage US citizens. Maybe that would make some people think twice about giving their kids US citizenship.

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  40. @Redneck farmer
    As long as it's hot women giving birth to hot daughters, I'm not going to get too concerned.

    Do you think you can handle a “relationship” with a Russian blonde bombshell? I doubt it. I wouldn’t try.

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  41. @Dmitry

    For some of these future mafioskis, oligarchs and chincom moguls it might actually amount to something substantial…

     

    The parents might look scary - but the children that look after the condominium: it's usually harmless hipsters that not only in music tastes, can be mistaken by Americans on the street for the average Obama voter:
    https://vimeo.com/84707338

    The parents might look scary – but the children that look after the condominium: it’s usually harmless hipsters that not only in music tastes, can be mistaken by Americans on the street for the average Obama voter

    In other words…

    The parents might look scary – but the children that look after the condominium: scarier!

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  42. @The Alarmist

    "Current airport screening body scanners are considered safe for pregnant women."
     
    Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. Millimeter-wave scanners emit non-ionising radiation, much like that of a microwave oven, albeit at lower power. The jury is still out, and might be for some time before we know if they are really safe. Shoe stores used to have x-ray machines so customers could see the bones in their feet and "learn" what shoes could do to protect and support the feet ... you don't see that anymore, and unlike Mdm. Curie, your dental tech wears a dosimiter and hides behind a lead door when x-raying your teeth because we learned the hard way from the experience of ignorant folks like Mdm. Curie who, despite being rather intelligent, didn't have a healthy respect for what they didn't know.

    My grandfather was an x-ray machine salesman, having earlier been a delivery boy to Roentgen’s lab when the great physicist was inventing the x-ray machine in the 1890s. In the 1920s, my grandfather made long sales trips to introduce doctors in South America and China to x-ray machines. His big sales gimmick was to wave his hand around under the machine so everybody could look at his hand bones. He’d get a big open sore on the back of his hand that would take months to heal after he got home.

    Oddly, he lived another 45 years until age 89.

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    Edison's lab was where the fluoroscope was developed....at considerable cost:

    In 1895, Thomas Edison investigated materials' ability to fluoresce when exposed to X-rays, and found that calcium tungstate was the most effective substance. Around March 1896, the fluoroscope he developed became the standard for medical X-ray examinations. Nevertheless, Edison dropped X-ray research around 1903, even before the death of Clarence Madison Dally, one of his glassblowers. Dally had a habit of testing X-ray tubes on his hands, and acquired a cancer in them so tenacious that both arms were amputated in a futile attempt to save his life.

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray#History
    , @syonredux
    The Knick S01E06 X ray scene 2


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XTS7XOUT80
    , @syonredux
    The Knick S01E05 X Ray scene


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTKsYUG7bms
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  43. syonredux says:
    @Steve Sailer
    My grandfather was an x-ray machine salesman, having earlier been a delivery boy to Roentgen's lab when the great physicist was inventing the x-ray machine in the 1890s. In the 1920s, my grandfather made long sales trips to introduce doctors in South America and China to x-ray machines. His big sales gimmick was to wave his hand around under the machine so everybody could look at his hand bones. He'd get a big open sore on the back of his hand that would take months to heal after he got home.

    Oddly, he lived another 45 years until age 89.

    Edison’s lab was where the fluoroscope was developed….at considerable cost:

    In 1895, Thomas Edison investigated materials’ ability to fluoresce when exposed to X-rays, and found that calcium tungstate was the most effective substance. Around March 1896, the fluoroscope he developed became the standard for medical X-ray examinations. Nevertheless, Edison dropped X-ray research around 1903, even before the death of Clarence Madison Dally, one of his glassblowers. Dally had a habit of testing X-ray tubes on his hands, and acquired a cancer in them so tenacious that both arms were amputated in a futile attempt to save his life.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray#History

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  44. syonredux says:
    @Steve Sailer
    My grandfather was an x-ray machine salesman, having earlier been a delivery boy to Roentgen's lab when the great physicist was inventing the x-ray machine in the 1890s. In the 1920s, my grandfather made long sales trips to introduce doctors in South America and China to x-ray machines. His big sales gimmick was to wave his hand around under the machine so everybody could look at his hand bones. He'd get a big open sore on the back of his hand that would take months to heal after he got home.

    Oddly, he lived another 45 years until age 89.

    The Knick S01E06 X ray scene 2

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  45. syonredux says:
    @Steve Sailer
    My grandfather was an x-ray machine salesman, having earlier been a delivery boy to Roentgen's lab when the great physicist was inventing the x-ray machine in the 1890s. In the 1920s, my grandfather made long sales trips to introduce doctors in South America and China to x-ray machines. His big sales gimmick was to wave his hand around under the machine so everybody could look at his hand bones. He'd get a big open sore on the back of his hand that would take months to heal after he got home.

    Oddly, he lived another 45 years until age 89.

    The Knick S01E05 X Ray scene

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  46. Mr. Anon says:
    @The Alarmist

    "Current airport screening body scanners are considered safe for pregnant women."
     
    Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. Millimeter-wave scanners emit non-ionising radiation, much like that of a microwave oven, albeit at lower power. The jury is still out, and might be for some time before we know if they are really safe. Shoe stores used to have x-ray machines so customers could see the bones in their feet and "learn" what shoes could do to protect and support the feet ... you don't see that anymore, and unlike Mdm. Curie, your dental tech wears a dosimiter and hides behind a lead door when x-raying your teeth because we learned the hard way from the experience of ignorant folks like Mdm. Curie who, despite being rather intelligent, didn't have a healthy respect for what they didn't know.

    Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. Millimeter-wave scanners emit non-ionising radiation, much like that of a microwave oven, albeit at lower power. The jury is still out, and might be for some time before we know if they are really safe.

    I see TV ads now from lawyers fishing for female clients who have ovarian cancer; the going theory is that the cancer was caused by using talcum powder. I don’t know if there is solid evidence for any such linkage. Although there is some logic to the idea; I could see a possible connection.

    Anyway, along the lines of your post, talcum powder used to be considered safe and innocuous. Now, maybe, not so much.

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  47. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I had a friend that as s teenager used to X-ray stuff (including bits of his own anatomy) with a homemade X ray machine using several TV damper diodes and a high voltage supply made from a Model T coil. He had a large abdominal tumor removed a few years ago and had to have skin grafts on a couple areas, but he’s still alive. His parents threw the X ray machine out when he was off at summer camp, not because they were afraid of the X-rays but because the rig interfered with the TV reception.

    They had no idea what it was, but they knew it messed with the TV.

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  48. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @3g4me
    @5 Catdog: "I thought that there was an exception to birthright citizenship when the parent is in America on a tourist visa. Are our immigration laws so insane that that’s really not the case?"

    Our immigration laws are so insane that a if a pregnant Congolese, issued a visa by one of today's increasingly diverse and crusading SJW FSOs, spawns in a plane traveling through American airspace, the spawn becomes a magic American. Same goes for anyone born on a ship in American territorial waters. A very nice, mostly White Jamaican I knew was an American citizen from just such a situation - born on his parents' boat.

    Since one can be in US territorial waters without having passed through Customs, is boat birth a thing? Or will it be if visas are used to stop conventional birth tourism?

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  49. And pregnant Afrikaners.

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  50. CJ says:
    @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    Very interesting stuff.

    Would be very interesting to read more war stories from consular hell.

    Can you recommend anything?

    If not, go write it.
    An audience awaits.

    There are a lot of consular stories at this blog by a retired FSO. Unfortunately there’s no real index so you’ll have to scan through the archives.

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  51. @guest
    Isn't there a way to prevent pregnant women from traveling to this country? Like make them pass through an x-ray machine on their way? Though they may roll the dice.

    I know: rescind or re-interpret the 14th amendment. That's easy.

    Blame Bill Brennan. In 1982 he said that illegal aliens were entitled to a k-12 education.

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  52. guest says:
    @anon
    From https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/birth-tourism-brings-russian-baby-boom-miami-n836121

    "What they are doing is completely legal, as long as they don't lie on any immigration or insurance paperwork."

    How about we simply ask them whether they’re pregnant on the forms? If they birth a kid here within a certain amount of time, they will be deemed to have been lying. (Though it’s possible they weren’t aware they were pregnant, that’ll be one of them legal assumptions. Like how “intent to distribute” goes with the amount of controlled substances in your possession rather than actual proof of intent.)

    The kid gets to be a citizen, but if the mom ever steps foot in the country she goes to jail for misrepresentation or whatever.

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    How about we just remove birthright citizenship for foreigners? Win-win.
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  53. Amasius says:

    This story seems really shameful and embarrassing for Russia and the Russian people. Am I the only one who sees it that way? Maybe I’m just old fashioned.

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    "This story seems really shameful and embarrassing for Russia and the Russian people."
     
    Unless this is a secret Russian programme to rig future US elections, or maybe Vlad is just trolling us on a grand scale.
    , @Dmitry
    Although foreigners (including myself) criticize many things about America and Americans. Anyone who has travelled in the United States or has friends or relatives there, knows that it is in the end a very nice place (even aside from the economic opportunities it provides).

    There's nothing shameful in wanting citizenship in America for your children, even if the majority of these families will never actually immigrate there (they simply want an American passport as an option).

    For the Kremlin, this kind of story is indeed a little embarrassing (but for the people doing it, I hardly can see it this way).

    I posted on Anatoly's blog an example of how the Kremlin tries to discourage this kind of behaviour or portray it as 'misguided' (although it does this mainly in a 'soft power' way.)

    There was recently a series of articles planted in lenta.ru, talking about various emigrants that were unhappy in their overseas country. The articles were heavily edited to make the experience in the foreign countries seem worse than it was (at least in a verified way for one of the people they had originally interviewed) – the pseudonymous author was traced by investigation to a certain professional political technologist, who is affiliated with Kristina Potupchik.

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  54. El Dato says:

    Meanwhile at RT:

    Senate Democrats accuse Russia of ‘assault on democracy’ in conspiracy-laden report

    U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Releases Report Detailing Two Decades of Putin’s Attacks on Democracy, Calling for Policy Changes to Counter Kremlin Threat Ahead of 2018, 2020 Elections

    In particular:

    Orthodox Church in Paris? Not Good.

    The Russian Orthodox Church has a significant presence in France and recently completed construction on a new church and community center near the Eiffel Tower—seen as a visible display of Russian might in the heart of Europe and part of the Kremlin’s attempts to influence France’s 200,000-strong Russian diaspora. The facility has been accorded diplomatic status and the community center’s activities are opaque, amidst concerns held by some government and civil society interlocutors in Paris that the space could be used to house Russian intelligence activities. (p. 123)

    Reading other parts, the tone set is that Europe is part of the US colonial appendage and a wargames theatre and shall be used for rent-seeking activities of all sorts, in particular as an absorber for US natural gas.

    How come Putin is totally everywhere and yet doesn’t Bulgarianumbrellaize such people as Senator Ben Cardin who could well become Foreign Relations Committee Chairman soon?

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  55. Ed says:

    After Trump replaces a lib with a conservative on the high court, they should test automatic citizenship in the courts. Revamp the passport application to include questions on parents citizenship and proof of permanent legal status. Let’s get a modern clarification.

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  56. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    That link isn’t a Russian tourist story (or other RUSSIAN / colluding-with-RUSSIA story) but a completely different NBC piece about that Manafort goomba getting sued by a Muscovian scrap-metal czar — which I believe constitutes the most boring link on the Internet…

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  57. @neutral
    I can say with 100% certainty that if all the illegal immigrants in America were white, then the Democrats would be fighting against amnesty to the bitter end.

    Mendocino County in California was settled by Russians instead of your midwest whites like the rest of California. It voted heavily for Jill Stein and is not rich. There are few tech jobs there. It depends upon the white folks that have come in.

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  58. Neuday says:
    @syonredux

    Yeah... a lot of issues trigger a visceral reaction in me, but it's the immigration stuff that gets me the most. And this is in America, where 90% of people can't claim to have been here more than a few generations at most. Siiiiiiigh.

     

    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/951286933522542592


    It's so fascinating to see how historically illiterate our enemies are. For example, the vast majority of all Black Americans are descended from people who arrived here before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade ended in 1808....that's a bit more than a "few generations" ago....And millions of White Americans can trace their American ancestry back to the Colonial Period....

    A tribe of relatively recently arrived people like to project their alienation and subversiveness onto the rest of America. If everyone feels alienated and compelled to subvert it reduces their high anxiety about cossacks and pogroms.

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  59. @J.Ross
    Your solution presupposes some sort of democratic or nationally loyal government. Consider Tariq Ali's illustration of The Problem With Pakistan: a $5M steel mill sold to foreigners for $1M by a bureaucrat who made $100,000. Now imagine more stuff to sell and less ethics. That's the American government.

    You got a link on that? You’ve captured the essence of Democracy, the God that Failed.

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    It's in his book On The Flight Path Of American Power.
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  60. “Thank goodness for Russian sleazeballs exploiting our immigration law loopholes: their whiteness allows the mass media to get worked up on the topic.”

    A few days ago I came across an article about a “controversial visa program” (the investor visa) being “exploited” by the Kushner family. Since when is any visa program “controversial” in the eyes of the press? Since someone connected to Donald Trump uses it.

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    Yesterday NPR introduced a screed about Trump's judicial scrums as "Trump attack[ing] the nation's legal system." I do not recall this construction used to describe USAPATRIOT or Holder's undocumented legalization of marijuana or Obama literally attacking local police departments with the goal of weakening them.
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  61. @The Alarmist

    "Current airport screening body scanners are considered safe for pregnant women."
     
    Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. Millimeter-wave scanners emit non-ionising radiation, much like that of a microwave oven, albeit at lower power. The jury is still out, and might be for some time before we know if they are really safe. Shoe stores used to have x-ray machines so customers could see the bones in their feet and "learn" what shoes could do to protect and support the feet ... you don't see that anymore, and unlike Mdm. Curie, your dental tech wears a dosimiter and hides behind a lead door when x-raying your teeth because we learned the hard way from the experience of ignorant folks like Mdm. Curie who, despite being rather intelligent, didn't have a healthy respect for what they didn't know.

    “Yeah, and it was once considered safe for pregnant women to smoke and drink. ”

    Hmmm. https://www.babble.com/mom/french-culture-and-america-parenting-styles/

    Excerpt: “During both of my pregnancies here, I was cautious but not fanatical about what I ate and drank. With my doctor’s approval, I had the odd glass of wine and an occasional espresso, and sometimes the cheese course was just too enticing to pass up. I, like most French mothers I know, adopted a philosophy of moderation, seeing it as key for both mother’s and baby’s health and sanity.

    In France, there isn’t the same puritanical disapproval that sometimes exists in the States, where over-zealous do-gooders cast disparaging glances and shout abuse at any pregnant mother they believe is acting in an un-motherly way. You might hear the odd tut now and then, but for the most part, pregnant women in France aren’t shrouded with a fear/shame/guilt complex.”

    It’s apparently still considered safe for pregnant women to drink. What has changed is that getting drunk and bathing your baby’s brain in alcohol has become unacceptable. That’s a good thing.

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  62. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    This anti-Russian campaign of vilification has gotten not only absurd but downright nasty. It’s now at the level of open race-hate. The lefties and supposed libs are showing their true colors. They’re always pointing their fingers at others while they’re the ones most guilty of what they accuse others of.

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    BBC Radio a couple of weeks ago described the Russian Far East as "hideously white."
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  63. @Amasius
    This story seems really shameful and embarrassing for Russia and the Russian people. Am I the only one who sees it that way? Maybe I'm just old fashioned.

    “This story seems really shameful and embarrassing for Russia and the Russian people.”

    Unless this is a secret Russian programme to rig future US elections, or maybe Vlad is just trolling us on a grand scale.

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  64. Dmitry says:
    @Amasius
    This story seems really shameful and embarrassing for Russia and the Russian people. Am I the only one who sees it that way? Maybe I'm just old fashioned.

    Although foreigners (including myself) criticize many things about America and Americans. Anyone who has travelled in the United States or has friends or relatives there, knows that it is in the end a very nice place (even aside from the economic opportunities it provides).

    There’s nothing shameful in wanting citizenship in America for your children, even if the majority of these families will never actually immigrate there (they simply want an American passport as an option).

    For the Kremlin, this kind of story is indeed a little embarrassing (but for the people doing it, I hardly can see it this way).

    I posted on Anatoly’s blog an example of how the Kremlin tries to discourage this kind of behaviour or portray it as ‘misguided’ (although it does this mainly in a ‘soft power’ way.)

    There was recently a series of articles planted in lenta.ru, talking about various emigrants that were unhappy in their overseas country. The articles were heavily edited to make the experience in the foreign countries seem worse than it was (at least in a verified way for one of the people they had originally interviewed) – the pseudonymous author was traced by investigation to a certain professional political technologist, who is affiliated with Kristina Potupchik.

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  65. TWS says:
    @guest
    How about we simply ask them whether they're pregnant on the forms? If they birth a kid here within a certain amount of time, they will be deemed to have been lying. (Though it's possible they weren't aware they were pregnant, that'll be one of them legal assumptions. Like how "intent to distribute" goes with the amount of controlled substances in your possession rather than actual proof of intent.)

    The kid gets to be a citizen, but if the mom ever steps foot in the country she goes to jail for misrepresentation or whatever.

    How about we just remove birthright citizenship for foreigners? Win-win.

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  66. J.Ross says: • Website
    @JollyOldSoul
    "Thank goodness for Russian sleazeballs exploiting our immigration law loopholes: their whiteness allows the mass media to get worked up on the topic."

    A few days ago I came across an article about a "controversial visa program" (the investor visa) being "exploited" by the Kushner family. Since when is any visa program "controversial" in the eyes of the press? Since someone connected to Donald Trump uses it.

    Yesterday NPR introduced a screed about Trump’s judicial scrums as “Trump attack[ing] the nation’s legal system.” I do not recall this construction used to describe USAPATRIOT or Holder’s undocumented legalization of marijuana or Obama literally attacking local police departments with the goal of weakening them.

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  67. J.Ross says: • Website
    @anonymous
    This anti-Russian campaign of vilification has gotten not only absurd but downright nasty. It's now at the level of open race-hate. The lefties and supposed libs are showing their true colors. They're always pointing their fingers at others while they're the ones most guilty of what they accuse others of.

    BBC Radio a couple of weeks ago described the Russian Far East as “hideously white.”

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  68. J.Ross says: • Website
    @TomSchmidt
    You got a link on that? You've captured the essence of Democracy, the God that Failed.

    It’s in his book On The Flight Path Of American Power.

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  69. @J.Ross
    It's in his book On The Flight Path Of American Power.

    Thanks.

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