Ellen Trachman has a story on Above the Law that is one of those cases that should become material for a law course. As I read it, I found myself very uncomfortable at the invasion of what should be the couple’s privacy and how we define “family.”
Of course, President Trump’s attempts to limit immigration put the definition of family or “close family” somewhat front and center, but do we really want the government deciding that they can demand DNA as a precondition for agreeing that your child is your child? Will all families trying to come into this country be told that they have to pay money they may not have to get DNA testing on their children to prove biological relationship? And are we really going to say that adopted children aren’t our children for immigration purposes?
Read Trachman’s story and see how you react.