U.S. LETS IN THOUSANDS OF KIDS TO BE MARRIED | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

U.S. LETS IN THOUSANDS OF KIDS TO BE MARRIED

Amid the battle over border-wall funding, the federal government has approved “spouse” or “fiancé” visas for children as young as 13 years old.

That’s even as the United States combats “child marriage” in other countries, according to the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch.

The government in recent years, has approved “thousands of petitions filed by Americans seeking spouse or fiancé visas for children born abroad.”

Judicial Watch said that in the last decade more than 8,500 petitions for spousal entry into the U.S. involved minors, according to government figures included in a Senate Homeland Security report released this month.

“In an overwhelming number of the cases girls were the younger party and in some there were ‘significant age differences,’ Senate investigators found. Two were only 13 years old, 38 were 14 years old, 269 were 15 years old, and 1,768 were 16. The remaining 6,609 were 17 years old.”

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