Nearly ten years has elapsed since Congress passed the Overseas Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA), but U.S. agencies have actually yet to totally implement and enforce the federal legislation to shield so-called “mail-order” brides from abuse and exploitation, based on a completely independent report granted week that is last.
The step-by-step report, 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 example whether petitioners have actually permanent orders that are protective them;
- Establish better electronic tracking mechanisms to ensure petitioners that have filed prior visa petitions for fiancй(e) or spouses to come calmly to the U.S. Read more “Report Finds Law to safeguard”