Marriages, Fraud and Immigration Law


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Marriages, Fraud and Immigration Law
“Family” and “marriage” are terms that are culturally based concepts, which have been shaped through a variety of experiences including cultural, social, political, and legal ones. Playing a crucial role, law has shaped, developed and delimit the content of the crucial concepts of what constitutes a marriage. Only a handful of countries have recognized a marriage between same-sex individuals, the first of these marriages being performed in Toronto, Canada. Moreover, many countries have denied recognition to polygamous marriages labeling them bigamous, thus, while a second wife is not recognized as a spouse in Canada or France, under the laws of Saudi Arabia she would be a spouse entitled to her rights...
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