Fetal citizens? Birthright citizenship, reproductive futurism, and the “panic” over Chinese birth tourism in southern California

@article{Wang2017FetalCB,
  title={Fetal citizens? Birthright citizenship, reproductive futurism, and the “panic” over Chinese birth tourism in southern California},
  author={S. Wang},
  journal={Environment and Planning D: Society and Space},
  year={2017},
  volume={35},
  pages={263 - 280}
}
  • S. Wang
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
In September 2012, residents of Chino Hills, California—a wealthy suburb of Los Angeles—exposed a maternity hotel in their city. Subsequently, controversy erupted as protesting residents argued that Chinese birth tourism is an immigration loophole, where foreigners took advantage of jus soli birthright citizenship guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This paper uses this controversy as a springboard to explore how temporalities—both the past and the future—come to… Expand
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