Suzanne M. Sinke: Categorically Acceptable: Exploring State Policies of Migration and Marriage in Transatlantic Space

This paper explores the interaction of European and US laws relating to marriage across borders in the twentieth century, and how that reflected conflicting attitudes towards family formation and national belonging. Specifically it utilizes U.S. immigration law, U.S. military policies, and U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service cases related to marriage to look at competing views on acceptance and the idea of “foreign.” Examples of spouses or potential spouses who endure separation include persons from several European countries. Weiterlesen