H.R.3657 - International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] (Introduced 09/06/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/28/2005 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
|Notes:||Provisions on international marriage broker activity were enacted in H.R. 3402, the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005. H.R. 3402 became Public Law 109-162 on 1/5/2006.|
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Summary: H.R.3657 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/06/2005)
International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 - Prohibits an international marriage broker from providing any U.S. client with any personal contact information of any individual under the age of 18.
Prohibits a marriage broker from providing any U.S. client with the personal contact information of any foreign national client 18 years of age or older until the marriage broker has: (1) collected certain background information from the U.S. client; (2) provided a copy of such background information to the foreign national client; (3) provided the foreign national client information about legal rights; (4) received consent from the foreign national client to release personal contact information; and (5) informed the U.S. client that he or she will be subject to a criminal background check.
Requires a marriage broker to collect specified background information from each U.S. client.
Sets forth penalties for marriage broker violations.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to repeal the mail-order bride provision.
Provides for the dissemination of a pamphlet about the resources available for immigrant victims of domestic violence to: (1) foreign national clients of marriage brokers; and (2) beneficiaries of K-visa petitions.
Amends INA to set forth new K-visa processing provisions.