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Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

Added 01-17-20 05:22:03am EST - “The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HONG KONG (AP) - The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan to take pregnancy tests.

The low-cost carrier said in a statement Friday that it began requiring such tests in February 2019, after concerns were raised by Saipan authorities, to ensure U.S. immigration laws were not “undermined.”

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“Under our new management, we recognize the significant concerns this practice has caused. We have immediately suspended the practice while we review it,” it said.

The U.S. has been seeking to prevent travelers, especially from China, from heading to Saipan and other American territories to give birth and potentially gain U.S. citizenship for their babies.

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