The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law: Immigration Tips for Family Lawyers

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This paper highlights some common intersections between immigration law and family law and provides practical tips from an immigration lawyer’s perspective for family lawyers to consider.

Topics include spousal and child support obligations, restrictions on sponsorship of family members, custody and access issues, implications of foreign divorce law, marriage fraud, international adoptions, misrepresentation, maintaining permanent resident status, issues for temporary residents, and the value of pursuing citizenship.

This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 52nd Annual Refresher: Family Law program in Lake Louise on May 5–7, 2019.

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