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Response to marble falls (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:28 PM

26. I'm totally with you!

The solution really has to be to set a minimum age for the VISAs. At this point, it seems that the age - by law - is the age where it

From the report:
"The fact that child marriages are legal in the United States has significant implications for
the U.S. immigration system. The INA does not prohibit minors from petitioning on behalf of a
spouse or fiancé to receive immigration benefits, nor does it prohibit a U.S. adult citizen from
petitioning on behalf of a minor spouse or fiancé.29 USCIS will only consider whether the
petitioner’s age at marriage “violates the laws of the place of celebration or the public policy of
the U.S. state in which the couple plans to reside.”30 However, USCIS does not require the minor
to demonstrate parental or judicial consent, even if the state in which they will reside would have
required it to marry.31"

Note that requiring the parental consent, when it might be the parents who made the agreement, would likely not help. I wonder if JUST requiring the person to be the age needed WITHOUT consent would correct the problem.

Here is a chart that shows the age in each state you must be to marry with or without. As the document shows states allow, under differing circumstances, child marriages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_marriage_in_the_United_States

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