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Thousands of Missing Teenagers: Britain Getting Concerned About Forced Marriages - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News

World  (tags: Women's Rights, UK, World, forced marriage )

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A new study has found that the practice of forced marriage among immigrants in Britain is much more common than previously assumed. Thousands of young girls -- and boys -- have gone missing, many of whom might have been abducted by their own parents.


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Joycey B (750)
Thursday March 27, 2008, 5:11 pm
Noted with thanks Mark.

Peace Monger (185)
Saturday March 29, 2008, 2:24 am
It's true that in order to remain in the UK non-citizens must take the Life in the UK Test which highlights British history, govt. and customs, as well as each candidate must pass a level of English knowledge.
However, when I took this test last year to obtain my permanent resident visa, the test was, in my opinion, very loose. That is to say the questions could be listened to instead of read and the time allotted to the test was absurd! 45 minutes to answer 44 questions. The questions on the test were multiple choice and each one was found in the handbook.
It took me less than 15 minutes to complete the test and the remaining time was spent waiting for the rest of the applicants to finish.
Please understand I'm not opposing the test, I think it's a good idea and one which should be implemented in the US. However, if the govt. of the UK is serious about making sure immigrants assimilate into society the applicants must be fully certified they can speak, read and understand English.
Needless to say I was appalled at the easiness of this so called test, IMO it looks to be another way for the govt. to make from immigrants and doesn't help to get the immigrant population to become a part of British society.
JMHO of course, but having been thru the fiasco of having "jumped thru the hoops", so to speak, I am amazed any citizen of another country could afford the costs.
A foot note; it cost us roughly $5000.00 US for my visa.
My apologies for going off topic Mark, I'll try not to do it again! ;)
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