Wednesday, November 30, 2011
"The Challenges of Family Law and Policy in Immigration Regulation" LYNNE MARIE KOHM, Regent University - School of Law.
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.