A MARRIAGE IS A MARRIAGE, BUT IS A DIVORCE A DIVORCE?

Laws are shaped by culture. What may be legal or lawful in one country is not in another. In a diverse country like the United States, the courts frequently have to deal with foreign laws and the resulting legal “tension” that arises. Case in point. In international law there is a principle called comity. Comity, […]

REVOCABLE DIVORCES VS. US IMMIGRATION

Marriage and divorce is understood differently across various cultures. That leads to different laws regarding marriage and divorce. We last touched on this subject back in 2010 in our Blawg post “A Marriage Is A Marriage, But Is A Divorce A Divorce?” Since then, the interplay of foreign marital law and US immigration law has […]

TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON IMMIGRATION: BROKEN DOWN

On January 25, 2017 President Trump announced two executive orders on immigration, largely in line with the hardline stance he embraced during his campaign. The first executive order is called “Protecting the Nation From Terrorist Attacks By Foreign Nationals.”  The second executive order is called “Enhancing Public Safety In The Interior of the United States.”  […]