Some 15 million tourists visit Miami every year, but for a growing number of Russian women the draw isn't sunny beaches or pulsing nightclubs. It's U.S. citizenship for their newborns.
In Moscow, it's a status symbol to have a Miami-born baby, and social media is full of Russian women boasting of their little americantsy, NBC News reported.
"It's really common," said Ekaterina Kuznetsova, 29. "When I was taking the plane to come here, it was not only me. It was four or five women flying here."
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Kuznetsova was one of dozens of Russian birth tourists NBC News spoke to over the past four months about a round-trip journey that costs tens of thousands of dollars and takes them away from home for weeks or months.