What was the Alien Fiancées and Fiancés Act (1946)?

Introduction The Alien Fiancées and Fiancés Act of 1946 (Pub. L. 79-471; 60 stat. 339, enacted 29 June 1946), also known as G.I. Fiancée Act, was an extension of the War Brides Act that eliminated barriers for Filipino and Indian war brides. Outline The barriers for Korean and Japanese war brides were removed by a… Read More


What was the War Brides Act (1945)?

Introduction The War Brides Act (59 Stat. 659, Act of Dec. 28, 1945) was enacted (on 28 December 1945) to allow alien spouses, natural children, and adopted children of members of the United States Armed Forces, “if admissible,” to enter the US as non-quota immigrants after World War II. More than 100,000 entered the US… Read More

What is a War Bride?

Introduction War brides are women who married military personnel from other countries in times of war or during military occupations, a practice that occurred in great frequency during World War I and World War II. Among the largest and best documented examples of this were the marriages between American servicemen and German women which took… Read More