In this video, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick Esq. discusses the birth tourism industry and potential implications. Although it is not illegal to come to the United States to have a child, seeking to profit by creating these birthing centers is illegal. It is also illegal for a person to obtain a United States visa by fraudulent means, or by misrepresenting the facts in order to obtain a U.S. visa. If you lie to an immigration officer about the reason you are coming to the United States, you may be banned from the United States preventing you from applying for any visas in the future.
INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) bars an alien from receiving a visa or admission into the U.S. if this alien has previously obtained or attempted to obtain a visa, other documentation, admission or other benefit under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), by means of fraud or by willfully misrepresenting a material fact.
We urge our readers to be very cautious. Never misrepresent the facts. To protect yourself from fraudulent schemes, please contact an experienced attorney before investing thousands of dollars in a scheme that may prevent you from immigrating to the United States in the future.