Agence France-PresseFebruary 9, 2013 02:30
Six pregnant Asian-looking women cross the road. Two others cross in the opposite direction. In a nearby store, about 10 compare baby clothing.
Something is happening in the suburbs of Los Angeles.
Nearby, a string of so-called "maternity hotels," where Asian women -- often Chinese and Taiwanese -- come to give birth to babies who will automatically acquire a US passport -- has recently drawn the attention of authorities.