Nearly 10 years has elapsed since Congress passed the Overseas 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, based on a completely independent report given a week ago.
The step-by-step report, released because of the U.S. national Accountability workplace on Dec. 10, discovered multiple shortcomings in execution and enforcement of IMBRA, which Congress passed in 2005 and strengthened through amendments in 2013. To totally implement IMBRA, the report suggested, among other measures, that U.S. agencies must:
- 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 protective instructions against them;
- Establish better electronic tracking mechanisms to make sure that petitioners that have filed prior visa petitions for fiancй(e) or partners to come quickly to the U.S. Continuar leyendo «Report Finds Law to safeguard»