The media seems to have an unusual position that Polygamy is a Mormon phenomena. The truth is the few Mormon dissenters who still practice this are easy targets. Mormons tend to be white and fairly conservative and are easy targets.
The reality is that in the USA and Western Europe we largely turn a blind eye to defacto Polygamy. The reality is that under US law any US citizen who is over twenty one may petition for a visa for their mother.
Some of you may point out that these states have legitimation requirements and the USA only recognizes the first marriage in a polygamous household. The reality is that a father can get around this by proving he has had a relationship with his child.
When the petition is approved wife number two or three moves into the household. About the only benefit not granted is tax benefits. However, an unmarried woman can get other types of financial aid if she has no income. Insurance policies do not cover these situations and guess who is able to pick up the check.
In practical terms we should want to keep families together. However, every society has the right to define its norms. If a person wants to practice Polygamy there are countries where this is an accepted practice. On the whole when one decides to emigrate one is bound by the laws of the lands of residency. For the most part all we ask is find a job, respect others and obey the law of the USA.
The media never seems to mention these immigrants when discussing Polygamy. This is one of the more subtle ways the leftist media types frame an issue in a misleading manner.
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