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The Challenges of Family Law and Policy in Immigration Regulation

The Challenges of Family Law and Policy in Immigration Regulation in PUBLIC LAW AND SOCIAL HUMAN RIGHTS 83 (Ed. David Frenkel)(Athens Institute for Education and Research 2013).

13 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2011 Last revised: 10 Jul 2013

Lynne Marie Kohm

Regent University - School of Law

Date Written: November 21, 2011

Abstract

Stable nations and societies are largely based on stable family law and policy. Questions of family preservation and stability in immigration policy present new dimensions of legal intervention. Offering a review of the relevant literature, this paper presents the challenges in the family law and policy discussion. It considers challenges to United States policies, particularly regarding marriage definitions, Mexican migration, and the challenge of family preservation and restoration. This research further examines global concerns, namely national stability and the need for family restoration in light of diminishing fertility rates, and multiculturalism. Finally, it offers policy principles for developing national immigration regulation, particularly toward building national stability through strong families. A comprehensive approach to family law and immigration policy is necessary, and possible. Providing principles for the formulation of strong family policy promoting national stability in the face of global mobilization of families is the key to building strong and stable future nations.

Keywords: Family, immigration, policy, best interests of children, parentage

JEL Classification: K1, K12

Suggested Citation

Kohm, Lynne Marie, The Challenges of Family Law and Policy in Immigration Regulation (November 21, 2011). The Challenges of Family Law and Policy in Immigration Regulation in PUBLIC LAW AND SOCIAL HUMAN RIGHTS 83 (Ed. David Frenkel)(Athens Institute for Education and Research 2013).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1962671 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1962671

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