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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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.
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|Research Areas:||Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Law > Law and Politics|
|Deposited On:||13 Feb 2012 06:30|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2013 12:14|
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