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Study: Thousands Of Immigrant Women Forced Into Marriage

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Study: Thousands Of Immigrant Women Forced Into Marriage

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Study: Thousands Of Immigrant Women Forced Into Marriage

Study: Thousands Of Immigrant Women Forced Into Marriage

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A new study finds 3,000 cases of young immigrant women being forced into marriage — across 47 U.S. states — and it suggests the issue is dramatically underreported. Those who refuse can face threats of violence, ostracism from their families, and financial repercussions that can lead to homelessness. Yet, advocates say there is very little legal recourse in this country.