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From Aude Fiorini of Dundee University Law School: Habitual Residence and the New Born - A French Perspective, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, v. 61 pp. 530-40 (April 2012). Also, the August 2012 issue of the International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family is now available onli
Fiji is now the 88th Contracting State for the Hague Adoption Convention, which will come into force there on August 1, 2012.
President Obama announced on June 15 that the Department of Homeland Security would no longer initiate deportaiton of illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before age 16 and meet several other requirements. To be eligible, these imigrants must have lived in the U.S continuously for at least five years as of the date of the [...]
Great NY Times piece this morning about the effects on children of the current “reverse migration” from the U.S. back to Mexico. According to the article, 46,486 individuals who were deported from the U.S. in the first half of 2011 had American children. For U.S.-born children taken “home” to Mexico with their parents, the transition presents many [...]
Word from Washington D.C. this morning is that H.R. 4282, the bill to implement the Hague Child Support Convention, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday. Titled as the “International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2012,” the legislation now moves to the Senate, which has previously given its advice and consent to ratification of the [...]