‘Sham marriages’ to be targeted by new legislation

Entering into so-called sham marriages will become more difficult from Tuesday as provisions in the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 take effect.

According to the Department of Justice, “statistically improbable patterns of marriage, from a cultural and linguistic perspective, notably between women from Eastern Europe and, more recently from Portugal, and men from the Indian sub-continent” have been recorded in Ireland.

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said she welcomed the move by Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to give marriage registrars new powers to prevent marriages of convenience taking place for immigration purposes.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/sham-marriages-to-be-targeted-by-new-legislation-1.2320881

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One Response to ‘Sham marriages’ to be targeted by new legislation

  1. neofenian says:

    About time they did something about this.

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