Thursday, January 11, 2018

Feds Raid California Chinese 'Maternity Hotels' / Similar Russian Trump Owned Facilities In Florida Untouched

Mod: While this story has not been picked up by any of the local media, MSN/NBC has now put out a major report on the Fed raids this week on California "maternity hotels." Please note that the birthing facilities raided here had been servicing Chinese nationals only. There are other nationalities that use this kind of service as well. We'll get to that in a minute. First news on the California raids that have just taken place.

Baby Bust: Feds Raid California 'Maternity Hotels' (MSN/NBC link): Southern California apartment complexes that doubled as "maternity hotels" for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday, capping an unprecedented federal sting operation, officials said.

NBC News was on the scene as Homeland Security agents swept into The Carlyle, a luxury property in Irvine, California, which housed pregnant women and new moms who allegedly forked over $40,000 to $80,000 to give birth in the United States.

"I am doing this for the education of the next generation," one of the women told NBC News.

None of the women were arrested; they are being treated as material witnesses, and paramedics were on hand in case any of them went into labor during the sweep. Instead, the investigation was aimed at ringleaders who pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars tax-free to help Chinese nationals obtain visas and then pamper them until they delivered in an American hospital at a discount, court papers show.

"It's not necessarily illegal to come here to have the baby, but if you lie about your reasons for coming here, that's visa fraud," said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations for Los Angeles.

All told, the feds raided 20 locations in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, targeting three competing birth tourism schemes, officials said. The suspected operators have not been charged but are being questioned.

The organizers who allegedly ran the Carlyle site, Chao Chen and Dong Li, used a website to drum up business, touting the benefits of a child with U.S. citizenship: 13 years of free education, low-cost college financial aid, less pollution, and a path for the entire family to emigrate when the child becomes an adult.

Clients were counseled on what lies to tell to obtain a tourist visa; how to fly through Hawaii, Las Vegas or Korea to avoid suspicious immigration officers at Los Angeles International Airport; and how to disguise their pregnancy in transit, according to search warrant affidavit unsealed Tuesday. The women were then set up at the Carlyle, which charges about $3,000 a month for a two-bedroom apartment and features amenities including private balconies, a resort-style pool, and cabanas with flat-screen televisions.

A neighbor, Linda Trust, told NBC News she did find it strange that she had seen a forklift deliver a huge pile of diapers to the buildings but had never seen a baby. The women's handlers provided transportation for doctor visits and trips to restaurants and shops, the court papers say. An agent tailing one of the suspects followed them to Target and Babies R Us.

They were funneled to several Orange County hospitals to deliver, but they didn't pay full price — approximately $25,000 — for medical services, officials said. Instead, they got reduced rates for the indigent, ranging from nothing to $4,000, the court papers say. That translated into big losses for the hospitals. More than 400 babies linked to the scheme were born at just one facility in a two-year period, investigators said.

The investigators discovered that the parents of one baby born in April 2014 who paid the hospital just $4,000 were spending money at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel, Rolex and Louis Vuitton, using an account with almost a quarter of a million dollars in it.

The fraud, authorities say, went beyond the visas.

Mod: The rest of that story is available at the link. Apparently maternity housing/birthing facilities in Florida, which cater to a Russian clientele, have to date remained completely untouched. Perhaps it has something to do with one of the owners? 

Russians Flock to Trump Properties to Give Birth to U.S. Citizens (The Daily Beast link): While the president rails against children of undocumented immigrants, wealthy Russians rent his condos—at huge costs—so they can have American kids.

Anatoliy Kuzmin held out his daughter’s blue U.S. passport over a red Russian one and snapped a photo from a Florida beach.

“Woohoo! Got dual citizenship for my daughter!” he wrote on Instagram.

American citizenship for the newborn girl was the goal of Kuzmin and his Instagram-celebrity wife, who sought the help of birth-tourism services in Florida for the arrival of their first child. They are among the estimated hundreds of Russian parents who flock to the U.S. annually for warm weather, excellent medical care, and, more importantly, birthright American citizenship.

And many, like Kuzmin and his wife, stay at President Donald Trump’s properties in Florida.

While Trump rails against U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants, his Florida properties have become a playground for birth tourists from Russia’s upper crust. The Daily Beast has discovered several companies are advertising rentals in Trump properties to expectant Russian parents.

Mod: Check the link for more. Assuming none of this is race based, perhaps Chinese nationals hoping to have a child born in the United States would fare better if they stayed at a Trump owned facility back east?

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71 comments:

  1. Congratulations they’ve found another avenue to scam the system. Couple that with all the money being laundered to buy up property and by golly, it’s a mess.

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    1. Just because the new brat is an American citizen doesn't mean it's parents are here legally. Deport the parents. They can take or leave their brat. They just need to get the he!!! out of this country. Goes for all illegals.

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  2. The Tattler is the leader of “You Heard it Here First”.

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  3. Can't wait until the area of legislation is changed.
    If you are a foreign nationalists and you have a baby born in the US, that child will not have automatic American citizenship.
    Instead, you can go through the same legal channels that everyone coming into this country does.
    No more misusing the loopholes that have not been repaired; yet.

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    1. Trump will never close the "white with money" loophole. It is the purpose of his presidency.

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    2. 7:03 - When are they going to raid Trump's properties which house pregnant Russian women....who want their babies to have dual citizenship? Hmmm?

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    3. 10:03. 110% correct.

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    4. 10:03? Do you live in the future?

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    5. Drives a special DeLorean...

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    6. Well, then I wish he'd share a couple of winning lottery ticket numbers with me. The ones I've been playing at Happy's have not been working out.

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  4. I live in Arcadia. A woman and her family moved in next door to me. I notice after several months that she was pregnant... she had the baby and then poof ... came home one day and she and her family had moved out. When I asked the manager where she went she told me "oh ... her travel visa expired and she had to go back home"

    she wasn't there a full year .. and I can guarantee that she wasn't charged for breaking her lease.

    Yes she was Asian ... Yes the manager of our apartment at the time was Asian ... and yes the woman who owns our building is Asian..

    Welcome to Arcadia

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    1. So an Asian family moved next door to you in an Asian community had a child and moved out.The "manager said "oh ... her travel visa expired and she had to go back home" and you can guarantee that she wasn't charged for breaking her lease. Possibly they moved out because of their bigoted neighbor.

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    2. Possibly they had the baby in Arcadia because China is an outhouse.

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    3. @8:03 a.m. Nice try .. I stated facts.. Sorry you have a problem with that.

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    4. Good for her.

      Or maybe she had a bone spur that kept her from fulfilling her lease.

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    5. I once saw 2 very pregnant Asian women get off a super shuttle van with lots of luggage and go to a big home on second ave in Arcadia. Spoke with a friend who lives near there and he said at least 5 pregnant women live there often. Arcadia is Scam Central.

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  5. Trump's racism shows through in many ways.

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  6. Tell me again how an $18 billion dollar wall stops this.

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  7. The difference is that the Russians in Miami are on the up-and-up. They admit they're pregnant and they pay for treatment. The Carlyle is in trouble because they didn't claim the services at tax time, so everything earned was tax free. Also, they claimed the women were indigent so they paid nothing in medical, yet made $80,000 per woman.

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    1. And they say nothing is made in America anymore! Damn, people were making hundreds of thousands of dollars off this. I must be in the wrong line of work. It's good they busted the Chinese. They will NOT bust the Russians. Just watch and see. These types of people really weaken the American-ness of people like me who were born and raised here.

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  8. Birthing hotels in Arcadia and Chino Hills were observed by residents and brought to the attention of the aurthorities and finally closed a couple of years ago.

    Another of Trump's great hypocracies is the allowance for the Governor of Florida to chose not to allow off-shore oil drilling. Republican Law makers were "aghast!" Oil drilling allowances off the coast of Red states to the north of Florida--one can only stand in awe of the blow out that will drift the oil southward. Oh and, yes, regulations to provent another Horizon blowout--recendended as too onerous.

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    1. Sorry 7:58, they weren’t closed. They’re still playing the system and prevalent in Arcadia.

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  9. Trump may deport thousands of Indian H-1B visa holders as they wait for green cards
    https://qz.com/1170035/h-1b-visa-trap-trump-may-not-spare-even-those-indians-awaiting-green-cards/

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    1. ICE agents target five 7-Eleven stores in LA area amid nationwide immigration action
      https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/01/10/u-s-immigration-agents-descend-on-dozens-of-7-eleven-stores-for-employment-audits-and-interview-workers/

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    2. Federal agents sweep nearly 100 7-Eleven stores in immigration investigation
      http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-7-eleven-probe-20180110-story.html

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  10. I am not surprised Trump is in on this. As an organized crime figure controlled out of Moscow he is unlikely to leave any corrupt money on the table. His masters wouldn't tolerate it.

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    1. Trump's cracking down on those Los Angeles maternity housing outfits because they're competition.

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    2. https://www-nbcnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/amp/birth-tourism-brings-russian-baby-boom-miami-n836121

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  11. While an aspiring model from Slovenia, the future wife of Donald Trump came to the United States on a tourist visa, but never worked illegally, according to a lawyer hired to review her immigration records. But Melania Trump has declined to release those records, and the account still leaves some open questions about her immigration history.

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    1. How much did she cost?

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    2. Not as much as she’s paid now to be within 1/4 mile of that orange loser.

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  12. Trump Says He Has Been Treated Very Unfairly by People Who Wrote Constitution
    https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/trump-says-he-has-been-treated-very-unfairly-by-people-who-wrote-constitution

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  13. TWEET OF THE DAY NO 1: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump -- "The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace. Must have tough Primary!"

    TWEET OF THE DAY NO 2: Steven Maviglio @stevenmaviglio -- "Apparently @realDonaldTrump has no clue how much getting a nickname will help @SenFeinstein burnish her #resist credentials"

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  14. Thank you President Trump for putting America first.
    I do not have a problem with that.

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    1. Looks to me like once again Trump is putting Russia first.

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    2. Weird way to grovel

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    3. Report: White House official proposed withdrawing troops from Europe to please Putin
      http://theweek.com/speedreads/747773/report-wh-official-proposed-withdrawing-troops-from-europe-please-putin

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    4. 9:31, check your med levels.

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  15. @8:03am. Yes, if the travel visa expired, you have to go.
    Most people do not leave.
    The injustice was that the couple had the birth of their baby here in this country, and then may have returned back to their own.
    This has given the appearance of a birthing home for lease.
    I believe that, happens more often than any of us are aware.

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  16. Maybe now employers will honor the E-Verify which was made into law years ago, but never enforced.

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  17. 7:10am. Yearly more than 18 billion dollars is given out for aid to many countries overseas.
    Explain please, why should we not put America first?

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    1. Uh oh. A 'whaddabout' comment. Are you from Russia?

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    2. Because there are strategic advantages to supporting allies. However, it’s the corrupt abuse of such strategic interests by the corporate elite, like Trump, that put america second, spread misery, and cause terrorism.

      Trump is the swamp. His fantasy wall won’t cure your paranoia

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    3. President Trump's 'America First' slogan was popularized by Nazi sympathizers
      During the early 1930s, as the Nazis consolidated control over Germany, the U.S. media baron William Randolph Hearst began touting the slogan “America First” against President Franklin Roosevelt, whom he saw as dangerously likely to “allow the international bankers and the other big influences that have gambled with your prosperity to gamble with your politics.” Hearst regarded Roosevelt’s New Deal as “un-American to the core” and “more communistic than the communists” — unlike Nazism, which he believed had won a great victory for “liberty-loving people” everywhere in defeating Communism.

      The most prominent of his opponents were the founders of the America First Committee, formed in September 1940. The committee opposed fighting Nazism and proposed a well-armed America confined largely to the Western hemisphere. It soon afterward adopted the noted aviator and enthusiast of fascism Charles Lindbergh as their favored speaker. Lindbergh accepted a medal from Herman Goering “in the name of the Fuehrer” during a visit to Germany in 1938, and “proudly wore the decoration.” He thought democracy was finished in Europe, that the western powers could not effectively resist the Nazi war machine and that the United States had better make terms with Adolf Hitler.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/01/20/president-trumps-america-first-slogan-was-popularized-by-nazi-sympathizers/?utm_term=.a51b7d8fb1ae

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    4. Not so different from the Trumpy Traitors we are dealing with here.

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    5. No need for a wall. Trump dug a moat. And you'd be amazed how vast that moat is. It's the biggest, most hugest moat.

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  18. 10:33am. Thanks for the review of History.
    In many ways the truth does prove to be woven in actions.
    Democracy in Europe is all but dead; more of a Socialist outlook over seas.
    The Hard Core Libs in this country are all about Chaos and less about putting this country first.
    Because of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt came across as looking like he made a big difference in the economy back then.

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    1. Why you still fighting the Cold War Gomer Pyle?

      Membership criteria for the EU requires that the candidate country must have achieved:

      stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and respect for and protection of minorities;

      the existence of a functioning market economy as well as the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the Union;
      the ability to take on the obligations of membership including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union.

      Consequently, all European Union member states are directly elected democracies that are considered to be "free" according to the criteria of Freedom House.

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    2. You can see the 10 countries with the highest quality of life below.
      Netherlands — 88.65. ...
      Norway — 88.70. ...
      Sweden — 88.80. ...
      Switzerland — 88.87. ...
      Australia — 89.13. ...
      Denmark — 89.39. ...
      Canada — 89.49. ...
      Finland — 90.09. Everyone says Scandinavian nations have the highest standard of living, and now Finland has made it official.

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  19. MRGA....make Russia great again. Trumpzis are happy. #POSfakepresident

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  20. 11:09am. History Buff.

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    1. More of a history denier.

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    2. Word is out. Bannon is cooperating with Mueller. He's ratting out the whole stinking Trump family.

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    3. Don't be lazy. Go look for yourself.

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    4. I did, alt-left news sources don't count.

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    5. Admit it. The big words make you feel bad about yourself.

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  21. Getting rid of Competition. Only Tramp & Co. will have Anchor baby mills now.

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  22. A record-breaking 31 House Republicans won't seek re-election in 2018
    http://theweek.com/speedreads/747985/recordbreaking-31-house-republicans-wont-seek-reelection-2018

    A whopping 31 House Republicans will not be seeking re-election in November, NPR reports, including Rep. Darrell Issa (Calif.), who announced his impending retirement from Congress on Wednesday. The 2018 GOP exodus is a new record: The last time there was such a massive departure from Congress was when 28 Democrats left in 1994, and Republicans subsequently seized control.

    Most significantly, Republicans in states won by Hillary Clinton are leaving in droves. "Vulnerable House Republicans would clearly rather call it quits than stand for re-election with a deeply unpopular agenda hanging over their heads," Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Tyler Law told NPR.

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  23. The Russians are coming? and they elected a 5th column 9trump family & supporters) infiltrator's get that wall ready we have a whole family to deal with in short order. Clean the whole nest of spies out and send what left of them back to Communist Russian - don't forget the Communist Chinese they are next in line to be gotten rid of in 2018

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    1. If conservatives want to go back to older and better times in America, think of what the consequences would be for this level of treason. They'd be nailing together the scaffold in front of the Capital right about now.

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    2. You fool, communism has nothing to do with it.

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    3. True. Putin is an extreme right wing nationalist and bigot. Like Trump.

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  24. The United States of America has a S***hole of a president, http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-attacks-protections-for-immigrants-from-%E2%80%98shithole%E2%80%99-countries-in-oval-office-meeting/ar-AAuzqTo?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

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  25. 5:01pm hitting that Texas Tea early in the day now, dont ya think?

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    1. I quoted that directly from the Copenhagen Council of 1993, you alt-tard:

      http://www.europarl.europa.eu/enlargement/ec/cop_en.htm

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    2. 5:01pm is ‘early in the day’?

      The trouble with alt-tards:

      In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein people of low ability suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority derives from the metacognitive inability of low-ability persons to recognize their own ineptitude; without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence.

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    3. Sounds like Trump.

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