Managing citizenship, security, and rights : regulating marriage migration in Europe and North America.
- United States
Foreword: The Future of Immigration Enforcement: A Tribute to David Martin
Our immigration law is a complex and politically-charged subject. Through it, we determine who may enter the country and under what conditions, who may stay, and who must leave. We use it to define the group of people eligible to become U.S. citizens. We allow families who have been separated to be reunited. We enhance our global competitiveness through the admission of people with skills, talents, and entrepreneurial ambitions. Immigration law also enables us to provide humanitarian relief to the persecuted by setting forth a framework for obtaining refugee status. In short, immigration law is an important mechanism for shaping our country's future.
- Kerry Abrams. "Foreword: The Future of Immigration Enforcement: A Tribute to David Martin", Journal of Law & Politics, vol 30 (2015), p.401