Subject: Report: International Matchmaking Organizations: A Report to Congress
From: Melanie Orhant (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 11 1999 - 15:06:38 EST
The INS has just released a report on mail-order brides, "International
Matchmaking Organizations: A Report to Congress," by Robert J. Scholes of
the University of Florida. It is on line at:
The press release summarizing the report's findings is at:
Among the findings:
* More than 200 international matchmaking organizations operated in the
United States in 1998, and the number is growing.
* These organizations bring together approximately 4,000 to 6,000 couples
yearly who marry and petition for immigration of the female spouse to the
United States. This volume represents between 3 and 4 percent of the direct
immigration of female spouses to this country and only 0.4 percent of all
immigration to the United States.
* Most of the women come from the Philippines or from the newly independent
states of the former Soviet Union.
Human Trafficking Program
Global Survival Network
P.O. Box 73214
Washington, DC 20009
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