Welcome to Southern California, where tourism is one of the biggest industries.
We have Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Sea World, Legoland, Magic Mountain, the Santa Monica Pier, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and water parks. The Queen Mary and U.S.S. Midway are open to the public. Catalina is an escape. Celebrity viewing is an avocation.
There’s Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood Sign, West Hollywood, the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive, and Route 66. We offer Venice Beach, Mailbu, and the Beach Cities. Purchase a Hollywood Tour Map and visit the famous and infamous sites.
The Los Angeles Zoo, San Diego Zoo, and San Diego Wild Animal Park are magnets for young children. Foreigners are drawn to South Coast Plaza.
The Hollywood Bowl, Greek Amphitheater, and Old Globe Theater offer live entertainment. Grauman’s Chinese offers nostalgia and a world of Hollywood wannabes. Griffith Observatory is one of the most filmed sites in LA.
Some of the nation’s greatest museums are in SoCal, including art, automobiles, ethnicity and religious, and the Old West. The La Brea Tar Pits are a living museum.
You can visit Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Little Saigon, and Olvera Street.
And now we offer Chino Hills to the Chinese for birth tourism. Chino Hills is an affluent community, not to be confused with Chino, an odiferous town trashed in The O.C. Chino Hills is in the corner of San Bernardino County, adjoining Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.
Birth tourism is a growing industry in the United States. Children born in the United States, even of foreign parents, are United States citizens – birth right citizenship. They are sometimes called “anchor babies.”
Foreign women, especially from countries like China, Mexico, South Korea, and Turkey are coming to America to have their little ones “Born in the U.S.A.”
San Diego is known for delivering babies of Mexican mothers who simply crossed the border.
The process is more difficult for overseas parents. Entrepreneurs have established tourism services for foreign women to legally enter the United States, usually on a tourist visa. One Chinese national offers three months in the United States for $14,750, all of which is legal.
Neighbors organized two weeks ago when they discovered a house at the top of a hill being used as a Chinese maternity hotel at 15200 Woodglen Drive in Chino Hills and an apartment house down the hill where several of the expectant mothers are staying. A tour bus comes by and takes several of the pregnant women to the more traditional tourist attractions.
70 Chino Hills residents, members of “Not in Chino Hills” (NICE) picketed yesterday at a busy intersection. The unlicensed business in a residential area is abhorrent to them, many of whom are naturalized citizens.
Doesn't NICE understand California and San Bernardino need the tourist business?