• Congrats to them! Sweet picture of their hands.
  • I am interested in the veterans, too. All over my Facebook, my non-Asian friends were posting the trailer for Mulan. There is a lot of excitement for it.
  • @potatochip If the undocumented immigrants are staying in the U.S., they do contribute to everything you mentioned. However, they are still siphoning money from the economy *if* they're getting paid under the table, which isn't taxed. I will say most migrants probably aren't getting paid much to make that too big of an issue, but still. We don't know how far some unscrupulous families will go to earn and save a buck. Like the discussion with m0m0, plenty of families find loopholes to qualify as low income without actually being low-income. Imagine if the parents suddenly have a life-long disease; I think they'll be plenty happy to be here in the 'states when they suddenly qualify for American citizenship. Another thing, too, is that not all illegal immigrants who come to the U.S. to have anchor babies are that wealthy. Some of them just want their kids to have citizenship here and then have someone they know sponsor the kids so they can get free education, healthcare, etc. That stresses our resources without contributing anything back until the child's old enough to support him/herself. I mean, that might mean they'll have to be separated from their kids while they go back to their own country, but it's not unheard of. However, I'm starting to come around to what you mean, especially after more research on my end. Documented migrants, in this case, might be worse than the undocumented ones lol. Because at least the undocumented ones won't ever really benefit from our welfare system.
  • @potatochip exactly my thoughts. How come nobody slammed Ruby Lin, Aaron Kwok, Michelle Chen or Nicky Wu for not showing their baby face? It’s people choice and privacy matter. Quinta does look adorable.
  • She is a cutie. Funny how people complain about anything and everything. If Phoebe doesn't want to show her daughter's face she doesn't need to.
  • @llwy12 Undocumented immigrants do not commit more crimes than citizens or documented immigrants. I respect California for taking a strong stand against Trump's fear tactics because it does not want its residents (both undocumented and citizens) to live in perpetual fear of being profiled and harrassed by CBP. This causes toxic stress on children and has lifelong consequences. I saw a statistics that there are 600 k undocumented Canadian and European immigrants. But they are not being targeted. I wonder why? https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/03/us/immigrants-crime-numbers/index.html&ved=2ahUKEwiwqNOLv5rjAhUTWs0KHeqvA-kQFjADegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw0JwUpa2xodcwQipLcrDRzO&ampcf=1
  • @littlefish Eh, I agree that it is difficult to sympathize with the plights of celebrities and their babies. I dislike that they use their privilege to cast doubt on those that are truly suffering and in need of help.
  • @coralie Undocumented immigrants also contribute to the economy. They have to buy food, clothing, housing, etc. They can't use Medicaid or get food stamps because they are undocumented. As for the loophole you mentioned, sure, I guess that is possible. But how many people do you think actually wait decades for US "benefits"? They have their own prosperous lives in their home countries. Do you think rich Chinese, Saudis, and Russians are drooling over the couple hundred dollard of social security a month and the inadequate coverage of Medicare (which doesn't start til 65 yo) ? I am trying to think about other US benefits, but can't at the moment. I think these rich people want their children to have US citizenship because it opens educational doors and business opportunities. It's not ethical, but it is hard to say which country wins or loses because they will invest in their children in the US. As for poor undocumented immigrants, even if they have an "anchor" baby, it does not protect them from being deported. "Anchor" is quite a misnomer in that sense. If deported, the underage children likely will go with the parents. Even if they return to the US, their parents will have a tough time or be outright ineligible for citizenship because they were deported. So, it is hard for me to imagine that the poor immigrant is has children as a calculated move. Quite the opposite, being pregnant and having children would put them more at risk to be discovered and deported. Not to mention the increased cost of supporting a child.
  • @potatochip okay i dug into research on this topic a bit more and you're right in some ways. legal immigrants do contribute to the economy...i didn't know that as US citizens, we get taxed worldwide regardless if we live here or not. that means anchor babies and legal immigrants have to pay once they start earning money themselves to keep citizenship. but i find there is a loophole. the biggest deciding factor in whether immigrants will be productive contributors of american economy is based on how old they are when they become one. this is one thing i take issue with. if illegal immigrants produces an anchor baby, they can move back to their home country, wait until the child is 21 years old, then petition for US citizen. by the time their child is 21+, they are usually in their 40s-50s, which means they haven't had to pay taxes for 21 years, don't contribute to american economy and can within a few years, start taking advantage of american benefits because of their child. there's no way to justify what these folks are doing, unless you know there's more research on this?
  • @potatochip are we talking about immigrants or anchor babies? If anchor babies, the parents are definitely skipping the line. instead of going thru legal route to get American citizenship/green card, of which another legal immigrant might be waiting for with proper reasons, they decide to jam themselves in the line and gain eligibility just because they gave birth here. that is totally unfair and it increases the wait time for all the other people seeking the same. And it is possible for anchor families to provide something back to the govt in the sense that they work here, but it doesn't mean they work where they're getting paid checks. A lot of immigrants make money under the table. The gov't just don't know it. Like I just learned y'day that nail salon owners can make 300k a year. The gov't puts their earnings at 50-70k a year. That's a lot of money missing. However, with anchor baby families, we can assume they're probably not poor to invest in deliveries in the states and thus, have no real need to work here at all or need govt benefits to make money. They can live on money they already have or fortune they're earning in Asia, which doesn't need to be reported to the U.S. btw. So if they're cheap and shameless enough, they can get away with draining the US without putting much in at all (no taxes as they make no income in the US.) Their anchor kids might not even want to remain in the states, just keep citizenship for status. Or go back to home country to make money... which doesn't feed into the U.S. economy (except in cases where they purchase a zillion empty properties, inflate costs for all of us and don't do anything with them...). It's hard to say. Maybe real poor immigrants contribute to the economy in their 2nd generation as in the past, but it's based on a lot of conjectures & guesses that the 2nd generation will do better than natives... especially in this economic climate we're in. It remains to be seen if anchor babies are going to take or give more to the U.S.
  • @coralie I agree with you on a lot of things (especially what you posted below on asylum policy). I also agree that it is about context. Native Americans were invaded, conquered, and wiped out. Genocide happened and is still happening. To a Native American, anyone who came after (except those who came by force, ie slaves) is a hypocrite for talking about legal vs illegal, anchor baby vs ? (what's the opposite of an anchor baby?). And I think it is a falsehood that immigrants don't contribute to the economy or taxes. They do. Also, they aren't cutting in line. Becoming documented will still take years if not decades. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/making-sense/4-myths-about-how-immigrants-affect-the-u-s-economy
  • @potatochip there is genuine anchor and just leeches. Those celebrities are leeches, those parents who move there, work hard and hope to get their children citizenship are genuine anchor or whatever you want to call them. Parents want what’s best for their children, but celebrities can do that without a free passport, and that’s why they are leeches. And they don’t really contribute to US, in the case of ZYZ, she promoting China in any film she’s in, not america.
  • @potatochip of course it is not the same about rich people abusing the system and border children not getting basic human needs. the children need to get the attention and deserve every single bit of the care which is obviously lacking because the us is managing it so poorly. what i am saying is that both groups are foreign aliens trying to get into this country. while one group is outright using illegal methods and in the meanwhile, the other group is taking advantage of the loopholes in the us immigration system trying to get in. there ought to be more attention and reporting on this but it is not because when people talk about illegal immigration, they think about the children only but it's far beyond the children.
  • @potatochip True, but context is important. Native Americans weren't exactly thrilled by all the foreign intruders either, except they lost the war. So what can they do? The problem with anchor babies is that they provide benefits to the parents and the children without ever contributing back to the economy. It's all take and no give. If they did it through legal means, no one can fault them for that. But they rather cut in line.
  • @terrycrews19 Unless you are a Native American, everyone in the US is an "anchor baby".
  • @coralie Actually, I think it's nature's tendency for relatives to be attracted to each other. There is a term called Genetic Sexual Attraction where relatives who meet each other as adults are more likely to be attracted to each other. As for childhood friends, I think it make sense since they have so much history and they know each other best. They grew up together but weren't raised as siblings. Their parents probably even joked that they wish to become future in-laws.
  • @m0m0 The rich people cheating the system are very different from the children in internment camps on the border. People demanding that children aren't put in cages and have access to basic sanitation should get more attention and is definitely more urgent. I would argue that they aren't getting enough attention because they are still in separated from their parents and still not getting basic care.
  • @cutie777 Donald Trump does not care about birth tourism if you benefit him. His properties in Florida are marketed to the Russians for birth tourism. https://www.thedailybeast.com/russians-flock-to-trump-properties-to-give-birth-to-us-citizens
  • @potatochip support as in they want the $$$$ even if they don't need it? haha lol...
  • It's cute to see the family. I had to laugh at Linda's acting when her baby had the fever. And I hate the teething necklaces. Strangulation risk. Anyways, this isn't to my taste but is nice to see her family support her.
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