賺數百萬 在美經營赴美生子月子中心中國女子認罪
2019年09月18日13:20

  原標題:在美經營赴美生子月子中心,兩年賺數百萬美元,中國女子認罪

  據美國媒體報導,在南加州地區經營“生育旅遊”(birth tourism)生意、幫助中國客戶赴美生子以獲取美國公民身份的中國女子,日前對美國聯邦刑事指控認罪。

  今年1月,美國聯邦檢察官對加州三家月子中心的19名經營者提出訴訟。這是美國政府首次對“生育旅遊”經營者提出刑事起訴。聯邦政府探員在2015年的一次大掃蕩中取締了這些公司。

圖 via AP
圖 via AP

  據聯邦檢察官透露,41歲中國籍女子Li Dongyuan當地時間週二對聯邦刑事指控認罪,罪行包括同謀移民及簽證欺詐。

  Li, who lived in Orange County, admitted in her plea agreement that from 2013 until March 2015, she ran a “birth tourism” business in Irvine and in China called “You Win USA Vacation Services Corp,” investigators said, adding that the business would help pregnant women, typically from China, travel to and stay in the United States to give birth。

  調查人員說,住在奧蘭治縣的Li Dongyuan在她的認罪協議中承認,從2013年到2015年3月,她在爾灣和中國經營的“生育旅遊”公司名為“優孕美國月子渡假會所”。調查人員補充說,這項業務幫助孕婦(通常來自中國)來美旅遊並待在美國生孩子。

  The Orange County-based “birth tourism” business catered to wealthy pregnant clients and coached pregnant Chinese women on how to get into the United States to deliver babies so their children would get U.S。 citizenship。

  這家總部位於奧蘭治縣的“生育旅遊”公司面向富有的懷孕客戶,指導中國孕婦如何進入美國生孩子,讓她們的孩子獲得美國國籍。

  Li raked in millions through her business over the course of two years, where mothers-to-be paid between $40,000 and $80,000 each to come to California, stay in an upscale apartment and give birth, investigators said。 A January 2019 federal grand jury indictment against Li said she used 20 apartments in Irvine to house pregnant clients。

  調查人員說,Li在兩年的時間裡通過這門生意賺了數百萬美元,這些準媽媽每人支付4萬到8萬美元來到加州,住進高檔公寓,並生下孩子。2019年1月,聯邦大陪審團對Li提起訴訟,稱她在爾灣用20套公寓為懷孕的客戶提供住所。

  “You Win” advertised that it had served more than 500 Chinese “birth tourism” customers, according to the indictment。

  起訴書稱,“優孕”的廣告宣稱,該公司已為500多名中國“生育旅遊”客戶提供服務。

  ▲Chinese woman pleads guilty in California ‘birth tourism’ scheme, prosecutors say (via Fox News)

圖 via VCG
圖 via VCG

  Clients were coached on how to lie on visa applications, hide their pregnancies during customs checks and pass U.S。 consulate interviews in China。

  這家公司教導客戶如何在簽證申請上撒謊,如何在海關檢查時隱瞞懷孕,如何通過美國駐中國領事館的面試等。

  ▲California woman pleads guilty in ‘birth tourism’ scheme (via AP)

  While it hasn’t been illegal to visit the United States while pregnant, investigators said the businesses touted the benefits of having U.S。-citizen babies who could get free public education and, years later, help their parents immigrate。

  雖然懷孕期間訪問美國並不違法,但調查人員說,這些企業宣揚讓嬰兒擁有美國國籍的好處,這些嬰兒可以獲得免費的公共教育,並在數年後幫助父母移民。

  As part of her plea agreement, Li agreed to forfeit over $850,000, a southern California home worth over $500,000 and several Mercedes-Benz vehicles, according to the U.S。 Attorney’s Office。

  根據美國聯邦檢察官辦公室的說法,作為認罪協議的一部分,Li同意沒收其逾85萬美元、一套價值逾50萬美元的南加州房產和幾輛梅賽德斯-奔馳汽車。

  ▲Chinese woman pleads guilty in California ‘birth tourism’ scheme, prosecutors say (via Fox News)

  聯邦檢察官表示,Li是第一個認罪的“生育旅遊”經營者,其餘的人或在等待審判,或仍在逃。

圖 via Getty
圖 via Getty

  美國總統特朗普曾不止一次提到他要終止“出生公民權”,也就是取消非美國公民和非法移民在美國境內生下孩子,孩子出生就可獲得美國公民身份的權利。

  上個月,特朗普又一次對媒體表達了這個態度。

  President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was looking “very seriously” at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S。 citizens on American soil。

  週三(8月21日),美國總統特朗普說,他在“非常認真”地考慮終止“出生公民權”。

  Trump spoke to reporters as he departed the White House for a speech in Louisville, Kentucky。 He said birthright citizenship was “frankly ridiculous。”

  特朗普是在離開白宮、前往肯塔基州路易斯維爾發表演講前對記者這樣說的。他說,出生公民權“簡直就是荒謬”。

  “We’re looking at it very, very seriously,” he said。

  “我們正在非常、非常認真地考慮這件事,”他說。

  ▲President Trump Again Claims He Can Abolish Birthright Citizenship – But Legal Precedent Isn‘t on His Side (via Time)

  目前還沒有確切的數據顯示有多少外國女性專程前往美國生孩子。但據美國移民研究中心(Center for Immigration Studies)的估計,僅在2012年,約有3.6萬名外國籍女性在美國分娩,然後離開了美國。

  Places like Florida have seen in a boom in so-called “birth tourism。”

  像佛羅里達這樣的地方見證了所謂“生育旅遊”的繁榮。

  Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth, paying from $20,000 to more than $50,000 to brokers who arrange their travel documents, accommodations and hospital stays。

  每年都有數百名俄羅斯孕婦前往美國生孩子,她們要向那些為她們安排旅行證件、住宿和住院的經紀人支付2萬美元到5萬多美元不等的費用。

  Sizable numbers of women from China and Nigeria also come to the U.S。 for the same reason。

  相當數量來自中國和尼日利亞的女性也因為同樣的原因來到美國。

  ▲President Trump Again Claims He Can Abolish Birthright Citizenship – But Legal Precedent Isn‘t on His Side (via Time)

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