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Unformatted text preview: 11-9-10Troubled CrossingsI.Still the Golden DoorA. The migration of the poor and desperate after 1990 and 1996B. Lawful Methods-International MarriageC. Refugees or excludable immigrants-Haiti and Haitian migrantsD. Complex and unlawful methods-Snakehead and coyotesI I. Transnational MarriageA. The mail order bride industry-In 1990, roughly 50 internationals matchmaking organizations were based in the United States; by 1998, there were over 200; and in 2001 there were 500. In 2001, there were about 2,700 matchmaking organizations throughout the world-Migration of women from the developing world into the U.S. and other industrialized nations-Since 1990, about 2,000-4,000 women enter as mail-order brides every yearB. About 100,000 to 150,000 women every year advertise themselves as eligible for marriage-There are as many as 2,000 women per every male customer in this marketC. Agencies sort through potential brides, then create profiles, including photographs, body measurements, and personal interestsD. Per marriage, costs range from $3,000-$40,000E. The Men-An average age of 37; 94% were white, over 75% had college degrees-About 60% had been married at least once. 75% hoped that their marriages with their subsequent spouse would produce children-Tended to be conservative many were frustrated with American womenF.The Women-...
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