The Violence Against Women Act is probably one of the most unconstitutional bills ever to be passed. Basically, it assumes men are always guilty and it makes it illegal for a man to give a defense.
One of the provisions of VAWA is that a foreign bride can gain a fast track to citizenship and is provided free legal services (paid by the US taxpayer) if she should claim that she was a victim of abuse. Legally, all claims must be considered true and the man is not allowed to give a defense.
Of course, many of these men are naive and stupid. Eastern women who are willing to marry you in a matter of weeks are not "traditional", they are scam artists basically just a step above prostitutes.
Watch the video at the following link. It is eye opening.