US Citizenship Birthing Scheme Busted

A ‘birth tourism’ scheme was recently discovered. A Chinese national pled guilty to helping pregnant women by the hundreds to enter the United States so that they could have their children born in the US and receive US citizenship.

Dongyuan Li pled guilty to two different federal crimes. This included one count of conspiracy to commit immigration fraud and another of visa fraud. According to a press release from the Justice Department, she was part of a birth tourism business found in Orange County, California.

Li ran a company known as You Win USA Vacation Services Corp during the years of 2013 and 2015. The company’s specialization was to help Chinese government officials, as well as wealthy pregnant clients, get around various US immigration laws. That allowed them to enter the United States said that they would be able to, eventually, give birth to their children. Those children would automatically earn US citizenship by being born on American soil.

The company operated out of China as well as Irvine, California. Allegedly, company officials would coach customers on how to make false statements on their visa applications as well as to US immigration officials. Customers were also coached on how to lie during their interviews at the US Consulate in China. They would tell interviewers that they would only be in the United States for a couple of weeks. In actuality, they would remain in the country for as many as three months. Clients were also taught how to conceal pregnancies from U.S. Customs officials.

Li was able to make a significant amount of money in a short period of time. Customers were charged as high as $80,000. A total of three million dollars was made via wire transfers originating in China over the span of two years according to a federal grand jury indictment in 2019. The immigration fraud scheme was significant, with Li using 20 different apartment addresses for customers throughout Irvine California.

You Win USA Vacation Services marketed that they were able to serve 500+ Chinese clients who sought citizenship via American birthright for their children. Li was one of 19 defendants who was named within a series of indictments that were unsealed earlier in 2019, according to the Justice Department. Li is the first one charged with operating the birth tourism business to plead guilty. The remaining 18 defendants are either fugitives or pending trial.

A number of government organizations have been investigating the case. This includes IRS Criminal Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations. As of right now, Li has a sentencing hearing that is scheduled for December 16. Until then, the rest of the defendants are being dealt with to ensure that they face the fullest level of the law.

With such a problem with immigration, the fact that such a thing can happen under the noses of the US Consulate in China and within California is shocking. When Democrats look to ease up on immigration laws, they need to be reminded of these types of problems that occur.

Hundreds of Chinese women came to the United States simply to be able to deliver their children so that they could become US citizens. The United States is one of the few countries that grant citizenship to someone who is born on the country’s soil, regardless of whether the parents are legal citizens of the country or not. It’s why there has been such a problem at the southern border, too.

A number of Republicans have looked to change that law so that citizenship isn’t so easily granted. However, it’s constantly being thwarted by Democrats who would rather put an end to immigration law altogether in order to open up the borders.

The United States may be the land of the free but there is a correct and legal way to enter the country. Those who were behind You Win USA Vacation Services found a loophole within the laws of the country and exploited that for personal gain. They also lied and deceived to ensure that immigration would not find out that visas were being given to pregnant women who planned to give birth to their children in the country. Had each person told the truth, they wouldn’t have been granted.

If the US were to allow each and every person who visits to become a citizen, the cost of benefits given to everyone would send the country into more of a deficit than what it is already in. Li has pleaded guilty, and the hope is that all of the others behind the birthing scheme will do the same.

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  20. Anchor babies is a scheme to avoid US Customs & Immigration Laws! Since the Anchor Babies are illegal because their mothers all falsely completed immigration documents!
    Please Mr. President, sign an emergency law banning this illegal practice and include anyone who has lied to US Immigration will be returned to the country they came from. Like most other countries you must follow their laws or be Deported!

  21. Now this is what needs to happen with our “friends” at our southern border!!! No anchor babies!!!

  22. NOW, there is a reason for an executive order!

  23. and “rumor” has it Chelsea is not a Clinton, but a Hubble.

  24. And, like any other dictatorship inclined “party” once the useful idiots are no longer useful, terminate them.

  25. Only if the parents are legal American citizens can a baby be an American citizen without going thru immigration.
    (Right Ted Cruz?)

  26. Sounds like Marco Rubio and his 14th Amendment anchor baby status. (AND some others)

  27. B F D, This has been going on for years and it is not confined to China, but what better way to takeover a country, get American citizenship, return to China (or other country) get programed in Communism (or other programming) and then claim U.S. citizenship and overpopulate the country with communists (or Islam). And, with the U.S. citizen low birth rate, BINGO! Mission accomplished.

  28. What a disgusting, evil world we live in! The god of it is MONEY! Speaking of God, folks, mark my words, and mark His! Jesus is coming, and whoever believes in Him, walk with Him follow Him and abide in Him, will go to Heaven! The others, will end up in hell! I didn’t write it, God did! So, go ahead, especially you demonicRATS, payback will be a bitch!

  29. If the Chinese mothers (or any other foreign mother) lied and used fraud to enter the U.S. to have their babies, all citizenship to those babies should be revoked. All citizenship papers acquire illegally should be declared null and void. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese have been entering the U.S. illegally for years and are living in the U.S. because China won’t take them back without their ID they destroyed when they crossed into the U.S. If China won’t take them back….tariffs should be increased until they do!! No exceptions, no excuses and no apologies to anyone!!!

  30. There’s nothing recent about this scam. It’s been going on for years.

  31. Again, The Dems are at BREAKING THE LAW. Everything they do it seems they break more laws. When are the Reps going to wake up and fight back. Are you all scared of the Dems? Have any of you got a spine. It seems that Tulsi Gabbard is the only one that stands up and responds back as she did with the master mind of anything ILLEGAL! Finally we see someone,, at woman, that stands tall against HELLERY CLINTON. If something happens to Tulsi then the Clintons need to be fully, every nook and cranny, for evidence. They have been beaking laws. starting over 5 decades ago. The paper work from the Rosewater investigation where HELLERy lost her law license and Bill, also. Women raped, lies, false statements, illegal answers (LIES) and they have been walking free ever since. They stayed together because they are better together than separate. I think because each was afraid the other spouse would tattle on each other. Bill has gotten his pleasure fro m his friendship with serial rapest Jeff Epstein. He was even photographed wwearing a woman’s blue dress, red high heels, looking drunk. Hellery was, also, in a blue dress. Bill would poke a pig if he could find one. She destroyed the women Bill forced sex on. Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Juaniata Broadwick, ELeanor Mondale, Monica (destroyed her life),and so many others. ALmost got a S.S> member killed one night running a red light. He was in such a hurry for gratification. This couple deserved each other. And Poor Chelsea, brought up in this atmosphere. Now, she’s involved with her mom’s new book Gutsey Women. When the Clintons go down, I am sorry to say, Chelsea will go with them. The physical fights she saw and heard as a small child and growing up. Probably Chelsea’s sanity was going off to college in CA.

  32. I’m surprised that the government appears to be surprised by this scam. It’s been common knowledge for 6-8 years that this has been going on at numerous locations in CA. Rumor has it that NY also is running this racket. The article doesn’t elaborate whether or not these lawbreakers have had those birth certificates revoked or not. Ten bucks says these Asian kids will be back when they’re 18 to establish residence in CA and get free or discounted college courtesy of the taxpayers of the US. So much for our national security paying attention; someone is handing out visas like candy to kids.

  33. If it wasn’t for illegals and criminals, The DEM party would have no voters. That’s WHY they want them coming in by the millions! They are happy seeing the destruction of America. Barry Obama’s dream.

  34. True: “The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. Arguably one of the most consequential amendments to this day, the amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War. (Wikipedia: This amendment is nicely quoted, cited, and summarised, at
    Once again, we see that the Liberal democrat is in violation of our constitutional laws and entrants are being illegally encouraged to enter this country by using our constitution against us. If you don’t want to be deported – STOP breaking the law! Remember, as the democrats are fond of chanting: “no one is above the law”. “Citizenship” is strictly defined as those who are born here (of American Citizen parents) or who are naturalized citizens by due process of law. The anchor baby scheme is indeed a scheme to enter this country illegally. Barak Obama once said – “if you are here illegally you are going to be deported” – its a shame democrats seldom keep their word.

  35. This is the EXACT REASON the United States MUST end birthright citizenship.If you are not a legal U.S. citizen,and you get pregnant outside the U.S.,and enter the U.S. to have your baby,the unborn child is not a legal U.S. citizen either.The only way a baby who was conceived outside the U.S. can be a citizen,is when the one or both parents is/are U.S. citizens.#endbirthrightcitizenship

  36. Not only Chinese women, but Japenese women are doing it as well. I read an article on that some time ago.

  37. We have the same birther situation happening right here in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It is a different ethnic group.

  38. still waiting on President Trump to sign executive Order regarding Birth right citizen !!!

  39. The communist party in our government is to stupid to see what there actions are doing to our country and its people . We must consider them all as traders . We the people must remove them from office ASAP ! Public hanging on live television and internet is the only way to stop them !!

  40. People don’t need an organization to do this. Hundreds of late pregnancy women come to “visit” CA, AZ, NM TX every month. They bring with them their families. They have no prenatal care so are high risk. When they go into labor their “anchor” baby, now a US Citizen keeps the entire family in the US to live off our systems. Our health systems cannot turn away a laboring women. Of course most have no money to cover the medical cost so hospitals bear that burden by cutting services elsewhere.
    I know an affluent Turkish CEO who 3 times brought his 8 month pregnant wife to CA to have their babies here. They return to Turkey after so they pay no taxes nor contribute to our economy. When I inquired why, the man said “so when the kids apply to CA universities they will have preferential admittance! Yet this family will not, over the years,give one dime to support UC State systems. They leave that to the legal citizens who pick up the tab for users like him!
    Ask if Chapo Guzman’s father in law didn’t do the same thing when his children (later Chapo’s wife)) were born so the drug runners families had free pass es in and out of Texas. As you recall Guzman made billions as the kingpin of drug trafficking along with hundreds of
    murders. Guzman’s father in law was also a drug runner but ALL his children were born in Texas and went back and forth at will.

  41. This birth scheming is something the democrats have created, so this children will be born in the U.S. and become citizens and vote Democrat in the future. The Democrats don’t care about anyone, it’d all about power and wealth.

  42. This people that’re scheming to bring pregnant women into our country to give birth to children, with the purpose this children will be citizens in the future, should be tried and incarcerated for a many years. That’s a crime. Why can’t Congress and the president come together and pass a law to stop this from happening? I have no doubt this is another tumor created by the Democrats. It’s all political.

  43. Land of the free …
    Not land of the freebies!
    No free lunch, someone has to pay for it, and someone has to serve it up !
    Fun clown train…

  44. I hope she and their clients in route back to China

  45. This is a cynical plot.

  46. The 14th. Amendment was intended for slaves… repeal it!

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