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Residents Protest Maternity Mansion

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By Paul Johnson

Chino Hills, California (CNN) - People in a Los Angeles suburb took to the streets this weekend in protest of what they're calling a "maternity hotel" in their neighborhood.
T-V news station K-CAL reports protesters accuse the hotel of encouraging pregnant Chinese women to come to the U-S to have their babies so the infants can be U-S citizens.
Neighbors are outraged and are calling for the local government to put a stop to the practice.
"It's not just about the Chinese. It's about all cultures coming over and taking advantage of our services here in America. My grandfather did it the right way. I have his U.S. immigration paperwork."
Officials say it's not illegal to run such a business.
But there could be zoning issues to consider.
K-CAL reports the city is looking into whether the house is illegally operating as a hotel in a residential neighborhood.


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