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Intimate Citizenship and the Tightening of Migration Controls in the United Kingdom

Nehring, D. and Sealey, Clive (2019) Intimate Citizenship and the Tightening of Migration Controls in the United Kingdom. Social Policy and Administration. ISSN Online: 1467-9515

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This article examines recent changes in British family migration policy. It explore the reasons for these policy changes. It highlights that these changes have affected the legal, financial, social and lived experiences of transnational couples. It uses primary research to exemplify these changes, For example, it highlights that the changes in policy has had some negative impacts on the ability of transnational families to have intimate relationships with each other. Some of these changes have led to the separation of couples. Other changes have led to what couples outline as an involuntary separation from the UK. This research has current and future relevance in the context of the focus of the current government, and the likelihood that policy will be tightened even further in the aftermath of Britain leaving the EU, post-Brexit.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Nehring, D, Sealey, C. Intimate citizenship and the tightening of migration controls in the United Kingdom. Social Policy & Administration. 2019; 1– 14, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: migration, migration policy, intimate citizenship, cross-border marriage, transnational families
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Clive Sealey
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2019 20:27
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 01:00

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