I saw the rather interesting report out this week from the Center for Immigration Studies that claims that 200,000 women in the US in temporary legal statuses are giving birth each year. Wow! That really must mean there is something to this whole wave of birth tourism which I've heard a lot about from the antis (though I've seen no evidence of it in my two decades of practice).


Crystal Williams, the director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, has a great blog post explaining how ridiculous the claims in the report are. Any reporter that uses the CIS figures without investigating how the data was compiled is engaged in journalism malpractice.