Each year, it appears there is an area of family law that takes prevalence in legislative bodies and the courts; in 2017, that area was immigration. The executive branch made clear that significant policy changes would be coming regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which shifted the focus of Congress and federal and state courts. Many unresolved issues remain with regard to immigration as it affects families, and those issues unfold dramatically throughout the United States today. While immigration has an increased focus this year, this “Law in Fifty” issue of Family Law Quarterly includes analysis of family law issues, as always, in a wide range of issue areas, including divorce, custody, property distribution, and many more.
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