We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I personally know three people who did birth tourism. They all traveled here very late in their pregnancy, gave birth in the US, and then went directly back home after obtaining the baby's US passport - two of them have bachelor's degrees and one has a PhD. One was from Latin America and the other two from Sub-Saharan Africa.
These folks were all hardworking and educated but they were circumventing normal immigration controls by using their fertility.
Individuals doing birth tourism seems quite different from the factory model that's coming out of China, where you pay a flat fee and then they bring you over and put you in a safe house. A few weeks ago a woman working in one of these houses lost her mind and stabbed a couple of adults and several babies:
What Tucker does not mention - perhaps he doesn't realize - is that such birth citizens are also required to file US tax returns on their income worldwide and may have other obligations. To be sure, chasing them down to perform said obligations is not always easy, but the obligation is always there.
Back in the day, there was a mine up the west coast of British Columbia called the Tulsequah Chief. The wives of the workers there were routinely sent to Juneau to give birth, as the health facilities at the minesite were not considered adequate. All was well until the Vietnam war, when young Canadian men began receiving draft notices. By that time, the mine was long closed, and the families were generally settled in southern British Columbia, working at mines there. So, all of a sudden, young men who considered themselves to be totally Canadian despite an accident of birth found themselves being called up to serve in a "foreign" army. Never did know how this was resolved; presumably there was a mechanism developed by which the young men (and young women as well) in this situation could renounce their American citizenship without being forever banned from entering the US.