An ideal husband? Marriages of convenience, moral gate-keeping and immigration to the United Kingdom

Wray, Helena E. (2011) An ideal husband? Marriages of convenience, moral gate-keeping and immigration to the United Kingdom. In: The first decade of EU Migration and Asylum Law. Guild, E. and Minderhoud, P., eds. Martinus Nijhoff, pp. 351-374. ISBN 9789004212039

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Abstract

This paper considers the treatment of ‘marriages of convenience’ or ‘sham marriages’ in UK immigration law. Such measures inevitably involve a degree of moral and cultural gate-keeping as decision-makers are obliged to measure the alleged sham marriage against the template of a ‘genuine’ relationship. However, the paper argues that the function of such measures has often been to enhance the ability to exclude or remove unwanted immigrants.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 8450
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 06:30
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:23
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/8450

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