Fiancée Visas Provide Loopholes for Traffickers - FreedomUnited.org

Fiancée Visas Provide Loopholes for Traffickers

  • Published on
    January 16, 2016
  • News Source Image
  • Category:
Hero Banner

Fiancée visas provide loopholes for traffickers who sometimes force women to act as a  fiancée or family member in order to travel into the US.  Sometimes the women and girls are actually sold by their families.  Other times they are coerced or kidnapped…

This article talks about this method that is used by human traffickers to exploit the U.S. visa system.  Once the women arrive, they live difficult lives of slavery at the hands of those who control their fate.

These victims arrive in America with all the right and approved paperwork, and in direct sight of officials who don’t realize they are victims. Claude Arnold who is a retired special agent said…

“U.S. visas are being used to get trafficking victims into the country. Traffickers have brought victims over as their fiancée, or on visitor visas before the trafficker takes their passport and forces them to work in [brothels]. Traffickers have brought victims over as their fiancée, or on visitor visas before the trafficker takes their passport and forces them to work in [brothels].”

He explained that this is the way many traffickers get the women into the country.  Our government, it seems, has released hundreds of visas to traffickers, thus giving them the ability to bring women into America.  In fact from 2005-2014, fiancée and work visas were the means that more than half the traffickers brought their victims into the U.S.  After the terrorist attach in San Bernardino, California, this issue gained much public attention, because a fiancée visa was  used by the American citizen to bring his soon-to-be-wife, a jihadist, into the U.S.  There have been other cases as well regarding radicalised Islamists coming in on student and work visas.

To read the entire article, click on the link below.

 

View Article on Fox News

Subscribe

Freedom United is interested in hearing from our community and welcomes relevant, informed comments, advice, and insights that advance the conversation around our campaigns and advocacy. We value inclusivity and respect within our community. To be approved, your comments should be civil.

stop icon A few things we do not tolerate: comments that promote discrimination, prejudice, racism, or xenophobia, as well as personal attacks or profanity. We screen submissions in order to create a space where the entire Freedom United community feels safe to express and exchange thoughtful opinions.

Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This week

Passing of CSDDD blocked – human rights in danger

What could have been a day to celebrate, has turned into a day full of disappointment. On February 28, 2024, the European Council blocked the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) after the vote had been postponed due to insufficient support, as reported by Reuters. Thirteen out of the 27 member states voted against the law or abstained from the vote, leaving the ‘qualified majority' of 15 countries short of one. A timeline of

| Wednesday February 28, 2024

Read more