"The stigma towards birth tourism exists can be seen in the term “anchor” or “jackpot” babies. Babies born to illegal alien mothers in the U.S. are also sometimes referred to in this way due to the perception that these babies anchor the illegal alien mother and their extended family into permanent U.S. residency."
The rise of “Birth Tourism,” or travel to another country for the purpose of giving birth in that country is on the rise. As the United States is one of the few industrialized nations that follows “Birthright Citizenship,” it is a popular destination for many pregnant women. While there is a stereotype that many (alien) women enter the U.S. to have children because they are seeking the expedite their immigration process, people enter the United States for many other reasons such as access to a better quality health care system or as a way to circumvent China’s one-child policy.