The president wants a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. They must not have a criminal background, must have an understanding of English and civics and show a history of employment.
City officials, however, are faced with an unintended consequence of the 14th Amendment, which says "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
Wealthy pregnant women are coming to the U.S. on a visitor's visa to have their children on American soil so the child is granted automatic citizenship.
City officials say owners of the home at 15250 Woodglen Drive are operating a Chinese maternity hotel.
The owner has agreed to make the property comply with local codes in the next 210 days. The property cannot be occupied until that occurs.
What is allegedly happening in Chino Hills is what some are calling a loophole to the 14th Amendment.
City officials have not been tackling the 14th Amendment issue. They've concentrated on code enforcement because the owners reportedly have drastically altered the home without proper permits and are operating a hotel out of a residential home, which is against city law.
"I understand President Obama is addressing immigration reform, which I think is great, but I don't see that birth tourism per say is being tackled at all," said Rossana Mitchell, spokeswoman for Not in Chino Hills.
"I'm hoping - and I know that they're trying to make that connection, at least I know that the media is trying to make that connection - but so far I don't see it being specified in any manner."
Mitchell said birth tourism in and of itself is completely different from providing legal status to undocumented workers here now.
"But certainly whatever immigration reform can be done certainly affects birth tourism, but only if that is brought to light and it's addressed," she said.
Last month the Not in Chino Hills group sent a letter on the alleged maternity hotel operation to the president and urged him to review proposed bills that would end birthright citizenship.
"I'm hoping like all other concerned residents that maybe the 14th Amendment is readdressed. That's our biggest issues - to get the 14th Amendment amended," said Gina Ulloa of Chino Hills, who sent the letter to the president.
The letter asks Obama to review the 2011 LEAVE bill by Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, which would reduce incentives for undocumented immigrants to cross the border "by ending birthright citizens and excluding illegal aliens from receiving in-state college tuition."
"We're trying to discourage illegal immigration, and we have to find a way to deal with this," Miller said.
Moreover, the alleged maternity hotel operation is an example of how someone is looking for financial gain by taking advantage of the immigration system, Miller said.
"To say that the person who has the money and who plans to come here just to have the baby and then to take back home, that's inappropriate. To say that person is innocent is unreasonable," he said.
"There needs to be accountability on both sides. And I don't think anyone is telling Customs that they're coming here to have a baby - they're not going to grant (a visa) to them. So someone is not being honest about what they're doing. Both sides are at fault.
"But you have to first go to the person who is basically manipulating a loophole in the law."
The letter to Obama also points out that Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, is willing to sponsor a bill that would create penalties for anyone who breaks state or local laws while running maternity hotels.
"We're still meeting with council to figure out what we can do," he said. "But I'm hopeful that our federal government does take a long look at immigration policy in general, and this being one aspect of it."
Mitchell said she's placing calls to local and state officials about birth tourism.
"I'm concerned that even though it (birth tourism) is trying to be addressed by the media, I'm not sure if anyone in the Senate is bringing that up," she said.
"We're in the process of contacting all of our elected officials to see if they're going to bring that to light, because this would be a wonderful way to address it now, to try to close the loophole."
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