Jane Lilly Lopez presented her work on family reunification law at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her
focus on mixed status marriages adds to Hanser and Gomila’s discussion on immigration and its influence on
law enforcement. As you watch this presentation, please be prepared to answer the following questions:

  1. Can individuals who immigrate to the United States receive income support services?
  2. What must US citizens do in order to demonstrate that their marriage to non-citizens is legitimate?
  3. What are the policies that regulate family reunification under US immigration law?
  4. Does the federal government decide who can get married?