— The Hill (@thehill) January 11, 2019
This happened under the Hillary Clinton State Department as well as under successive State Departments. They started trying to do something to stop it last year.
Via The Hill:
The State Department has approved thousands of requests made by older men to bring child or adolescent brides to the country in the past decade, according to an Associated Press report published Friday and based on government data.
The State Department approved 5,556 requests made from adults who were looking to bring minor spouses or fiancées to the United States and 2,926 requests made by minors that were seeking to have older spouses brought in. The agency also reportedly approved 204 requests made by minors seeking to bring in spouses who were also minors.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the first step for consideration of petitions for spouses or fiancées. The USCIS weighs the petitions by whether the marriage is legal in the home country where the spouse resides and in the state where the petitioner resides, the AP reported.