Till Death Us Do Part

This is a developing situation which could go from a trickle to a flood if there is not something done by ICE or TSA.

The link and start of the article below explains the situation very concisely

Hundreds of women come to Ireland each year to marry non-Europeans – with the sole aim of securing visas for their new husbands. They are entering not only a fake marriage but also, often, an underworld of crime and abuse. Social Affairs Correspondent JAMIE SMYTH travels to Latvia to investigate

IT IS ALMOST a year since Anna arrived at Dublin airport, a bright-eyed 18-year-old Latvian schoolgirl on a two-week holiday. Her trip to Ireland was not your typical half-term break. It was financed by a 24-year-old Pakistani man named Muhammad and arranged by a friend living in her town who promised her money if she travelled to Ireland to meet the Pakistani and consider getting married to him.

“My friend told me she had been to Ireland and had good friends there. She said the Pakistani guy would buy me everything I wanted. She told me I wouldn’t even have to marry him if I didn’t want to, but could just spend a few weeks in Ireland with him,” says Anna, who chain-smokes as she recounts a trip that very nearly ended in disaster.

Anna is one of a growing number of Latvian women – many of whom are young, naive and poor – responding to offers of sham marriages with people from outside the EU.

The scam exploits an EU directive on free movement that provides residency rights for non-EU citizens who marry EU nationals (although marriage to an Irish citizen would not provide these residency rights.) Since the directive became law, in 2006, the number of people applying for residency rights based on marriage to an EU citizen in Ireland has increased steadily, reaching 2,129 in 2009, up from 1,207 in 2006. This upward trend is continuing: 1,182 non-EU nationals applied for residency based on marriage in the first six months of 2010.

Most of these unions are genuine, but the Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern, has said the large numbers of unusual nationality matches suggest many are shams. In January Ahern told his EU colleagues at a meeting in Spain: “There is growing evidence of abuse of EU immigration laws, and Ireland’s experience is that the love affair between Pakistan and Baltic states shows no signs of abating.”

Department of Justice figures show 266 spousal applications were made by Pakistanis up until the end of August, by far the largest number submitted by any nationality. More than a third of these applications – 115 – are based on marriages to Latvian women. Indians, Bangladeshis and Nigerians have also made a large number of applications for residency in the Republic based on marriages mainly to eastern European women.

The phenomenon is now so widespread that one of the country’s most senior marriage registrars warned in August that up to 15 per cent of civil ceremonies in Ireland could be bogus. Dennis Prior, superintendent registrar for the Health Service Executive eastern registration area, described witnessing marriage ceremonies where the bride and groom needed interpreters because they couldn’t understand one another…….for more click on the link below


The dangers to the US are

  • These marriages will be to bandits or as part of the Pakistani Mafia people trafficking activities as described in the blogs



  • Criminal gangs could use Ireland as a gateway to the US because of the close links between Ireland and the US the CBP 3 day Visa checks need to be stricter looking for this in relation to Irish Citizens or their Spouses and serious checks need to be made at Shannon Airport for those going to the US.
  • This is another example of how close the Islamists are to the IRA as this scam would have been set up by the IRA because it relies on a quirk of Irish Law and the IRA would never let the scam run unless they were making money or getting help with their drugs supply from Afghanistan/Pakistan from it.  The other danger is that the IRA are also in bed with the South American drugs cartels and those cartels can easily get Islamists in to the US from South America.
  • The operation could have moved from the UK mainland to Ireland as the UK is getting stricter on bogus marriages and visas where as Ireland is a soft touch. Their Law Enforcement are not effectively trained and will not have assistance from outside Nationals working with their Law Enforcement staff.

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