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Unformatted text preview: 1. Please explain at least two federal rules that govern international marriages in the United States. Please also explain how patterns of international marriage have changed since the 1980s. Federal Rules 1. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) a. aim : to halt the importation of immigrating prostitutes to the U.S. b. provides a private cause to action c. guidelines : to establish a civil violation of RICO, a plaintiff must show the existence of (1) an "enterprise" (2) engaged in a "pattern" of (3) "racketeering activity" that has caused (4) injury to the plaintiff's business or property d. significance to mail-order brides : Under RICO, an individual, legal entity or "a group of individuals associated in fact" can constitute an enterprise. Hence, a mail-order bride agency would appear to be an enterprise for these purposes, whether engaged...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course AS AM 2 taught by Professor Park during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08