Most foreign visitors come to America to ride the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, tour Washington’s Lincoln Memorial or feast on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.

But there are possibly 36,000 pregnant women who arrived in 2012 to give birth to a little American citizen, according to a new report.

It’s called “birth tourism” and is used by foreigners to receive U.S. citizenship for their offspring under U.S. law.

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