Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ANCHOR BABY HOTELS? ........

From TRAVEL NEWS:

A New York hotel is staking its claim to have invented a new hospitality niche – birth tourism. The Marmara Manhattan offers “an exclusive package for new mothers that wish to give birth in the USA”, with the additional bonus of the newborn child gaining US citizenship.

The hotel, which is part of the Turkish hospitality chain, exploits the 14th amendment to the US constitution, which states that all children born on American soil “are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside”.

The Marmara Manhattan, which is located in New York’s Upper East Side, told The Times: “What we offer is simply a one-bedroom suite accommodation for $5,100, plus taxes, for a month, with airport transfer, baby cradle and a gift set for the mother.” There are also medical fees of about £20,500.

However the price is a cheap and easy one to pay for US citizenship. Many will eventually use the newborn - known as an “anchor baby” - as a stepping stone for the immigration of extended family. The hotel has so far sold 15 of the packages.

Got any thoughts? I can't put mine in print.

z

21 comments:

Ducky's here said...

You get the accommodations in the photo for only 5 grand a month? Damn, where do I sign up?

Z said...

Ducky, thanks...you ALWAYS miss the point so pointedly. :-)
By the way, you could get a room like that for WAAAY less a night even in NYC.

Faith said...

The misreading of that amendment is a nightmare.

Ducky's here said...

A room for less $150 a night on the Upper East Side? Where?

Ducky's here said...

Yeh, Faith, and it gets worse. These are Muslims.

Faith said...

Excuse me, you're FOR misreading the amendment?

Z said...

if it's for muslims? You bet he would, Faith. Ducky has the idiotic assumption we hate ALL MUSLIMS and this is all about that...Conservative hate.
Laws be damned......wait for it.

cube said...

That this company so arrogantly misuse our laws is infuriating. I think we should revisit laws allowing pregnant women into the country for this purpose.

Brooke said...

Who cares WHO it is?!? This is outrageous!

Leave it to Ducky to miss the point AND be the racist in the room.

The anchor bably loop must be closed, as Brewer mentioned: Take 'em back with you.

Craig and Heather said...

You get the accommodations in the photo for only 5 grand a month? Damn, where do I sign up?

Your not pregnant and are already a citizen. You don't qualify.

Sorry
;)

I know of two people who've tried to gain citizenship the "right" way. They were tied up with paperwork and "waiting periods" for months.

I don't understand why is it so difficult for those who are trying to do things the way they're supposed to?

Heather

highboy said...

screw laws. we don't need them. they're just an excuse to oppress the muslims and illegal immigrants. Right ducky?

David said...

I can see the commercials now. "I'm not an American Citizen but I did stay at a Holiday Inn." Yep let fun begin. Oh wait how about this! Let them conceive and birth in the same room! Travel agencies could make fortune off this idea! Damn I am in the wrong biz!

Anonymous said...

"Your not pregnant and are already a citizen. You don't qualify.

I think you're wrong there C&H...ducktard has been pregnant with his vile for at least...40 years ( or more...a scourge of teen pregnancies ) I'd say. His...is the longest running freak show in history. He actually lives in a tent show and travels with Ripley's! Ducktard needs a lobotomy and a hysterectomy! Oh...how I wish Planned Jihad would get a hold of it.

Anonymous said...

Who wants to play Constitutional lawyer?

Fourteenth Ammendment says that you are a citizen of the US if you:
1. were born in the US/were naturalized AND
2. are subject to the jurisdiction thereof

Any thoughts on the second requirement? What does it mean to be subject to the jurisdication thereof? What would be an example of someone born in the US but not subject to the jurisdiction thereof?

Z, are you going to be around tomorrow? I fly into LAX around 3:30 tomorrow afternoon for a meeting the following day in Orange County. Maybe we could meet up. Send me an email if you get a chance.

tio

Z said...

by the way, I was thinking $5k a NIGHT, so I was wrong telling Ducky he could get a room like that for that price!! oops.

Craig and Heather said...

Any thoughts on the second requirement?

A non-issue if the rest of our Constitution is being similarly disassembled?

H

Craig and Heather said...

I think you're wrong there C&H.

Well, I've been wrong before. But I'm still pretty sure he'd be turned down.

:)

Deborah on the Bayside said...

Too bad the mid-19th century mind could never envision modern day air travel... and all the lawyerly caveats the 21st century mind has to put in their contracts. I can hardly put voice to my thoughts either. What a travesty!

Z said...

travesty is right, Deborah!

Jess said...

OMG I just want to scream!!!

christian soldier said...

the "other side" knows how to use our laws against us in the US...
CAIR-LaRaza-et. al. --until we start demanding the original intent Constitution to be adhered to instead of the 'living breathing' constitution of the "other side" ---we're 'cooked'!!!
C-CS