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Regulating the Middleman

Presentation for ILRCB2060

Phoebe Y

on 3 May 2010

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Transcript of Regulating the Middleman

International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) Regulating the Middleman: American male Foreign female International Marriage Broker Outline
Mail-order bride industry
> American client
> Foreign fiancée
> Marriage broker
IMBRA Provisions
Effectiveness & Enforcement By Phoebe Yu A Look at the Mail-Order Bride Industry 1996:
Mail-Order Bride Act 1994:
Violence Against Women Act 1990:
Immigration Act
"Battered Spouse Waiver" LEGISLATIVE TIMELINE Key Provisions of IMBRA Information pamphlet for spouses about
visa application process
domestic violence
legal rights, etc.
[Sec 833 (a)(2)] IMBs must collect and distribute the following information about the American client to the foreigner
Criminal arrests or convictions
Records from searches in the National Sex Offender Public Registry and state equivalents
Marital history
[Sec 833 (d)(2)] Interview requirement for entering K visa holders
Explain role of IMB
Whether IMB followed procedure
[Sec 833 (b)(1)] IMBs must obtain foreign client's explicit written consent before releasing personal contact information.
[Sec 833 (d)(3)] “A corporation, partnership, business, individual, or other legal entity […] that charges fees for providing dating, matrimonial, matchmaking services, or social referrals between United States citizens or nationals or […] permanent residents and foreign national clients by providing personal contact information or otherwise facilitating communication between individuals” International Marriage Broker American male Foreign female
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