Mail order brides are hardly a modern convention and the practice of choosing wives from catalogs or ads has been going on for hundreds of years. Though it is often looked down upon and considered a last resort for desperate men and gold-digging or stupid women, it has its roots in a true need. It has brought together many couples over the years.
Far too many men have no idea what IMBRA is or why matter to them and that can lead to huge headaches, at least for American men. IMBRA or the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 was enacted to protect foreign women from falling into abusive relationships and address visa fraud that sometimes occurred under the guise of international dating.