MANNERS & MORALS: The Path of Love

For 36 months there had been no cheaper, easier or surer way of entering the U.S. than just following the path of love & marriage. If an American G.I. married a foreigner the U.S. not only admitted her, but paid her passage as well. The wives of ex-G.I.s were also welcome. So were their fiancées—although, according to law, unmarried girls were hustled right back home if they didn't get their men to the altar in go days.

It was a scheme that cast a fine pink glow over the grim, grey postwar world. Foreign women who were genuinely in love with...

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