(DAILYMAIL) — An alleged ‘maternity hotel’ in Southern California where pregnant women from China stayed so they could give birth there and make their babies American citizens in the process has been closed.

Neighbors of the property in the quiet neighborhood of Chino Hills, set up a protest group and repeatedly complained that women – at one point up to 30 – were being put up in the home in a ‘birth tourism’ scheme, according to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

Officials filed a restraining order on the grounds that the business was in violation of city building codes and it has since been vacated.

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