Hypocrisy they name is Trump. Trump rails against U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants on the one hand, but on the other hand graciously welcomes Russia’s upper crust expectant parents to hang out in Miami and give birth to dual citizens, while fattening the Trump Organization’s coffers. Daily Beast:
A thriving Russian émigré community has grown around the Miami suburbs, making it a home away from home for those looking for a few months away from Russia’s bitter winters. The area’s most popular Russian deli, a mainstay for many moms on birthing forums, as well as other shops serving a taste of Eastern Europe, sit directly across the street from the Trump International Beach Resort, Trump Palace, and Trump Royale.
Some Russian parents-to-be come on the cheap, eschewing fancy packages in favor of a do-it-yourself approach from a modest Miami apartment. A no-frills, three-month stay in the Miami suburbs, complete with out-of-pocket medical bills, can cost $20,000, moms told The Daily Beast.
The Florida Trump properties are convenient options for wealthy Russians who can afford it. They are notorious for being investment properties for Russia’s hyper-wealthy, a safe place to store savings in U.S. dollars. And birth-tourism companies offer Trump apartments as part of packages costing upwards of $75,000.
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It’s estimated that between 40 to 60 women from former Soviet countries give birth in Miami each month. And that’s not all. Down the road these U.S. citizens will have a shot at financial aid at American schools and easier access to jobs. Plus, after the child turns 21, s/he can also apply for family reunification to get her parents and non-citizen siblings green cards to come to the U.S. Now, if you’re having deja vu, yes, you have heard this spoken of before — by Trump, advocating the dead opposite of what he encourages in Miami.
On the campaign trail, he argued that children born to undocumented parents don’t have a legal right to citizenship.
“I don’t think they have American citizenship and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers—and I know some will disagree, but many of them agree with me—and you’re going to find they do not have American citizenship,” Trump told Bill O’Reilly. “We have to start a process where we take back our country. Our country is going to hell.”
Double standard? Hell, yes. But look at it this way: if it wasn’t for double standards, Donald Trump and the Republicans would have no standards at all.