Immigration Act 1988

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The Immigration Act 1988 was an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which updated the rules around immigration to the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.[1]

A principal element introduced by this legislation was with respect to the spouses of polygamous marriages. In particular, only one wife or widow would be entitled to come to the UK.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Immigration Act 1988". UK Government. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "UK immigration acts through the ages". BBC. BBC. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Immigration Act 1988 Section 2". UK Government. Retrieved 11 August 2016.