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  1. Mail-Order Brides By: Melissa Horn and Chelsey Glass

  2. Definition • a woman that is brought from another country to be married

  3. History • 1800s • World War II • 1980s • 1990s • Today

  4. Where do they come from? • Russia • Latin America • Philippines • Africa • Asia

  5. How does the system work? • Make online profile • Pick a nationality of your choosing • Send letters and emails • K-1 Visa

  6. How much do they cost? • In between $1,000 to $15,000 • Have to pay for many things

  7. Can there be mail-order husbands? • Some men from America do not like American women and want to move to exotic countries and marry the women there.

  8. Social Issues • Dangerous • Language Differences • An Escape for Women • Scams • Spousal Abuse

  9. Political Issues • Citizenship • More Laws

  10. Ethical Issues • Prostitution? • Human trafficking? • Are they receiving medical care?

  11. Fun Facts • Lower divorce rates • More than 5,000 brides come to the United States per year • More times brides have murdered husbands • Common age range is 20-28 years old

  12. Sources • Anderson, Michelle J. "Mail Order Brides and the Abuse of Immigrant Women." No Status Quo Websites. 29 Aug. 2001. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/anderson/brides/pg1.html>. • Baker, Hazel. "Laws About Mail Order Brides." EHow. Demand Media, 13 Aug. 2009. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/about_5300442_laws-mail-order-brides.html>. • Ellis, Lisa. "The Controversy." Mail Order Bride Prices. What It Costs. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://outthere.whatitcosts.com/mail-order-bride-pg4.htm>. • JFrater. "Top 10 Facts AboutÂÂMail-Order Brides." Listverse. 17 Feb. 2010. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://listverse.com/2010/02/17/top-10-facts-about-mail-order-brides/>.

  13. Sources • Marlborough, Ken. "The History of Mail Order Brides." EZine Articles. EZine Articles, 2 June 2005. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://ezinearticles.com/?The-History-of-Mail-Order-Brides&id=410310>. • Services, Legal Language. "Controversy Over K-1 Visas: Mail-Order Brides & Fraud." Legal Language Services. 25 Aug. 2010. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://www.legallanguage.com/legal-articles/k-1-visas/>. • Sherwood, Chris. "How Does a Mail Order Bride Service Work?" EHow. Demand Media, 02 Jan. 2009. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4702660_mail-order-bride-service-work.html>. • Unknown. "Mail Order Brides | Order A Bride." Mail Order Brides. 12 Mar. 2012. Web. 7 Apr. 2012. <http://gaynalozada14.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/facts-about-mail-bride-and-the-system/>.

  14. Questions?