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Posted on 01/11/2019 7:53:53 AM PST by advance_copy
WASHINGTON (AP) Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.
The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set minimum age requirements. And in weighing petitions for spouses or fiancees, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services goes by whether the marriage is legal in the home country and then whether the marriage would be legal in the state where the petitioner lives.
But the data raises questions about whether the immigration system may be enabling forced marriage and about how U.S. laws may be compounding the problem despite efforts to limit child and forced marriage. Marriage between adults and minors is not uncommon in the United States, and most states allow children to marry with some restrictions.
There were more than 5,000 cases of adults petitioning on behalf of minors and nearly 3,000 examples of minors seeking to bring in older spouses or fiances, according to the data requested by the Senate Homeland Security Committee in 2017 and compiled into a report.
Some victims of forced marriage say the lure of a U.S. passport combined with lax U.S. marriage laws are partly fueling the petitions.
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These wouldn’t happen to be Muslims by any chance would they?
Enemy islam advances.
Another example of why the founders excluded the children of foreign nationals from being President with the natural born citizen requirement.
Pakistan - @$$hole of the world. Nothing good comes out of it.
Liberals look at that pic and think “Heck yeah!”
In the future we can look forward to browsing through the Pedophiles”R”us catalog and picking out a playmate. Our world is rapidly embracing the evil of Lucifer.
Pock-ee-ston was Obama's favorite place.
Wonder Bread used to advertise itself as being “Great for growing young bodies.”
Steve Allen said, Good. Grow me an 18 year-old female.
It’s crap like this that gives pedophiles a bad name.
...and named Aisha
Our world is rapidly embracing the evil of Lucifer.
When the ‘Gay Agenda’ clause about abolishing all age of consent laws of all kinds starts getting traction there will be no doubt of this. This will be soon as where does one go after transgenderism?
A millienal of my aqua intense was truely horrified that my girlfriend,when I was 15, was 18. I mean she freaked. I wonder if a Muslim can freak her out...
“Another example of why the founders excluded the children of foreign nationals from being President with the natural born citizen requirement.”
Because someone might bring over a child bride and she might get elected president? I don’t follow your logic.
Obama should never have been President.
Who do you think green-lighted this?
Our tax dollars at work.
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“Freedom is slavery.”
“Ignorance is strength.”