Lately every week seems to raise at least one hot-button issue involving immigration law and policy in the US. These last weeks were no exception as the country and social media have been in an uproar regarding family separations at the country’s southern border. At Toikka Law Group, we want to provide you with a short review of the law and history with regard to detention and family separation and explain what effect the President’s Executive Order signed on June 21, 2018 has on the current situation.
Many across the country have been giving a lot of attention in recent weeks to “chain migration”, meaning family-based immigration, or “family reunification”, a staple of United States immigration policy since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”). But, is the term “chain migration” merely a pejorative used by critics, or does the term have factual basis?