Rep. Gohmert’s claims have been making the rounds, uncontested naturally, on Fox News as part of the right’s move to amend or repeal birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment. And Rep. Gohmert is not the only Texas politician making this claim. Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-TX) recently appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s show and argued that pregnant foreign women are having babies in the U.S. with the “nefarious purpose of turning them into little terrorists, who will then come back to the U.S. and do us harm.” Both Rep. Gohmert and Rep. Riddle refuse to back away from these inflamatory claims, even though the FBI has gone on record, repeatedly, and called these allegations absurd.
Birth Tourism is a Fallacy
Since 9/11 travelers from most parts of the world who want to come to the U.S. on a tourist visa have to undergo a rigorous process just to obtain permission to enter the country.