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H.R. 3657 (109th): International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 6, 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.