Senators Ernst, Johnson and Cotton introduced legislation to restrict the use of spousal and fiancé immigration benefits to those over age 18. This should receive bipartisan support.
The Lee-Ernst proposal simply reforms an existing entitlement program so that people have greater flexibility and control over when they can access benefits.
Over an eleven-year period, our immigration services approved bringing in 8,686 spouses or fiancees for marriages that involved minors.
Voters in Tennessee are likely to be more savvy.