Marriage—real or fake—is one way for immigrants to prevent post-Brexit uncertainty. This article provides real examples of how couples are thinking and planning their futures post Brexit.
DELPHINE was born in Jersey, a crown dependency of the United Kingdom, and holds a British passport. She and her Mexican boyfriend, José, intend to move to Paris from Mexico. When she heard that Britain had voted to leave the European Union, it threw those plans into doubt. Would she still be entitled to live in France? As she fretted, José sent her a message: “I guess you’ll have to marry me, then.” He has French citizenship, passed down from a French grandmother via his mother. After Brexit he will remain an EU citizen. Though he was joking, the pair are now seriously considering tying the knot.