Local records show the number of babies born to Chinese mothers has skyrocketed, increasing 35 fold from just eight in 2009 to 282 in 2012, according to the Health and Vital Statistics office on the Northern Mariana Islands. That means 71% of babies born in Saipan are "ABC"-American born Chinese.
Rep. Steve King of Iowa. "It looks to me that we've got a rather open door in the Northern Marianas and we should figure out how to close it." Saipan's U.S. Congressional representative said that he is aware of the issue and has even written and asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for help.
"We want to make sure this small problem stays small," said Rep. Gregorio Camacho Sablan. "we are trying to fix his. We are trying to control the problem."
They are trying to control it before the business of "ABC" gets in the way of the larger Chinese tourism Industry and the dollars it brings into Saipan's economy. "Their contribution is truly important," Sablan told ABC NEWS of the tourism money.
Back in China, business is booming, with agencies selling packages for Chinese babies who will always be American.
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