Over Last Decade, US Govt Granted Over 5,000 Requests to Bring in Child Brides From Foreign Nationals
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