Nearly 10 years has elapsed since Congress passed the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA), but U.S. agencies have actually yet to completely implement and enforce the federal law to guard so-called “mail-order” brides from abuse and exploitation, relating to a completely independent report issued week that is last.
The report that is detailed given because of the U.S. national Accountability workplace on Dec. 10, discovered numerous shortcomings in execution and enforcement of IMBRA, which Congress passed in 2005 and strengthened through amendments in 2013. The report recommended, among other measures, that U.S. agencies must to fully implement IMBRA
- Revise the fiancй(e)/spouse visa petition form to gather all the details that IMBRA calls for petitioners to reveal, such as for instance whether petitioners have actually permanent orders that are protective them;
- Establish better electronic tracking mechanisms to make sure that petitioners that have filed prior visa petitions for fiancй(e) or partners to get to the U.S. Continue reading