Nearly 10 years has elapsed since Congress passed the Overseas Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA), but U.S. agencies have yet to completely implement and enforce the federal legislation to shield so-called “mail-order” brides from abuse and exploitation, relating to an unbiased report given the other day.
The detail by detail report, released because of the U.S. national Accountability workplace on Dec. 10, discovered numerous shortcomings in implementation 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 everything that IMBRA requires petitioners to reveal, such as for instance whether petitioners have actually permanent protective sales against 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.