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Child brides being brought here on visas.  Should we stop issuing visas to child beides  or stop admitting immigrants from cultures that marry off kids to old men and others?

 

what’s the preferred course of action here?

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US Grants Over 5,000 Requests To Bring In Child Brides From Foreign Nationals

January 11th, 2019

 

U.S. Immigration services approved visa requests for thousands of child brides and fiancees from 2007 to 2017.

The approvals were legal, as applicants take advantage of the fact that the Immigration and Nationality Act does not limit the age of spouses and the fact that many states allow for minors to be married under certain circumstances.

The Senate Homeland Security Committee recognizes the issue as a legal loophole by which the U.S. has been enabling forced child marriages.

The U.S. approved more than 5,000 requests by men to bring child or adolescent brides into the country over the past decade, enabling forced child marriages.

U.S. immigration authorities approved 5,556 requests from older men to bring child or adolescent wives to the U.S., and approved 2,926 requests from young girls to bring their older husbands to the U.S. between the budget years of 2007 and 2017. The data also revealed 4,749 minor spouses or fiancees had received U.S. green cards in that time period.

The highest percentage of requests came from Middle Eastern nationals, with the majority of requests coming from Mexico, followed by Pakistan, Jordan, the Dominican Republic and Yemen. (RELATED: Thailand’s Islamic Leaders Issue Ruling On Child Marriage, But The Ruling Has No Teeth)

The requests and their approvals were apparently legal, according to government data obtained by The Associate Press, due to the fact that the Immigration and Nationality Act does not limit the age of spouses. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services also approves or denies requests based on whether the marriage is legal in the home country and the state of the applicant.

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the approvals highlight a legal loophole in which, contrary to U.S. policy on child marriage, U.S. immigration services enable the marriages of girls as young as 15 to men as old as 49.

“It indicates a problem. It indicates a loophole that we need to close,” Johnson told the AP.

INDORE, INDIA: A 16 year old boy (L) waits to be married to a much younger girl (R) during a mass child marriage ceremony in Indore, 15 May 2002 some 200 kms west of the Madhya Pradesh state capital city Bhopal. (AFP/Getty Images)

In the cases where adolescent girls applied for their older husbands to come over, immigration officials fear they are being forced to do so and used to gain citizenship for the men who married them.

Such was the case with Naila Amin, a dual citizen of Pakistan and the U.S., whose parents arranged for her engagement to a Pakistani man in his 20s when she was just 8 years old. Her parents reportedly flew her to Pakistan when she was 13 to be married to the man, then flew her back to the U.S. and forced her to apply for her husband to come to the U.S.

Amin, who endured beatings and sexual assault from the man, said she was “a lottery ticket” for the man’s citizenship.

“People die to come to America. I was a passport to him. They all wanted him here, and that was the way to do it,” Amin told AP.

Amin ran away from her family, and the petition for the man who she was forced to marry fell through. She since reconciled with her family, but she spent years in and out of foster care before she could rebuild her life. Amin said she has a hard time understanding how her situation did not alarm immigration officials.

“I was a child. I want to know: Why weren’t any red flags raised? Whoever was processing this application, they don’t look at it? They don’t think?” Amin said.

Johnson and then-Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill requested data on child marriage in several states in 2017, in lieu of national data on the issue. Fraidy Reiss, head of anti-child-marriage group Unchained at Last, gathered data for her home state of New Jersey in response to their request. She found approximately 4,000 minors were legally married in New Jersey from 1995 to 2012, 178 of whom were younger than 15.

“This is a problem both domestically and in terms of immigration,” Reiss said.

While several states allow for minors to be married with parental consent, Reiss said the children in those marriages are often coerced and then subjected to physical and sexual abuse by their spouses.

“They are subjected to a lifetime of domestic servitude and rape. And the government is not only complicit; they’re stamping this and saying: Go ahead,” Reiss added.

Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee echoed Reiss’s appraisal of the situation.

“Our immigration system may unintentionally shield the abuse of women and children,” the senators wrote in a letter.

USCIS head L. Francis Cissna said in a letter to the committee their agency has begun discussing solutions to the issue after reviewing the data. In the meantime, USCIS developed a system that flags applicants for minors and requires officials to verify their birth date

 

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Just now, Gotcow? said:

Why is it a Dem problem to fix?

I figured they may want to address it with their immigration reform package they claim to want.

 

plus i’d bet most of these people comes from places Trump wanted to stop people from coming from altogether 

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There trying but Mitch is stoping it? Won’t bring them to the floor.   

Rep and Dem want to fix the problem 

Dems just don’t want the wall .

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1 min ago, ccb said:

There trying but Mitch is stoping it? Won’t bring them to the floor.   

Rep and Dem want to fix the problem 

Dems just don’t want the wall .

What do the Dems want?

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Gee, a new angle on pedophilia.

If they are married, what can be said?

Now we are getting involved in legal age of consent issues of other countries...is that cool?

 

If this becomes known about to the general public, and is allowed to continue unabated, how long until these Muslim countries become the next Vegas,  where folks run off to to get married in a hurry, but marry the child of their choice?

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18 mins ago, jkrock said:

Child brides being brought here on visas.  Should we stop issuing visas to child beides  or stop admitting immigrants from cultures that marry off kids to old men and others?

 

what’s the preferred course of action here?

 

STOP PICKING ON MELANIA!

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Muhammed's wife says that he is a pedophile.

Muhammed tells her:  "That's a pretty big word for a 9 year old."  

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5 hours ago, Cayotica said:

Fix this?  Ha!  The democrats have no intention of fixing anything as long as President Trump is in office.

Very true they don't.

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The Dems sent a couple of bills over and Mitch wouldn’t bring them to the table.  Approved by Dems and Reps

There just sitting there 

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All the Liberal Dems should be rounded up and punished. Why? For this and just on GP! They're way out of line when it comes to being decent!:howdy:

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14 mins ago, ccb said:

The Dems sent a couple of bills over and Mitch wouldn’t bring them to the table.  Approved by Dems and Reps

There just sitting there 

Put some wall funding in it.

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41 mins ago, jimmy z said:

All the Liberal Dems should be rounded up and punished. Why? For this and just on GP! They're way out of line when it comes to being decent!:howdy:

That funny, because they feel the same way about you righty’s.   

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