US Releases New Rules on Child Bride Petitions(Freedom United Global News, feb,24, 2019)


The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it was updating guidance on petitions to bring child brides into the country, emphasizing that marriages involving minors required special attention.The move comes in response to an AP report that revealed that there were 5,000 cases of adults petitioning on behalf of minors and nearly 3,000 examples of minors seeking to bring in older spouses or fiancees, sparking concerns that some of these were cases of forced marriage.