H.R.1024 - Uniting American Families Act of 2009

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. as introduced.
  • Short: Uniting American Families Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Jerrold Nadler

D-NY

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This bill would expand current immigration law to include “permanent partners” (which it defines in Section 2 of its text), namely allowing U.S. citizens and permanent residents to sponsor same-sex partners, as they would spouses, for immigration visas and permanent residency status. See S. 484 for the Senate equivalent.
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Official Summary

Uniting American Families Act of 2009 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include a \"permanent partner\" within the scope of such Act. Defines a \"permanent partner\" as an individual 18 or older who: (1) is in a committed, intimate relationship with another individual 18 or ol

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Uniting American Families Act of 2009 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include a \"permanent partner\" within the scope of such Act. Defines a \"permanent partner\" as an individual 18 or older who:
(1) is in a committed, intimate relationship with another individual 18 or older in which both individuals intend a lifelong commitment;
(2) is financially interdependent with the other individual;
(3) is not married to, or in a permanent partnership with, any other individual other than the individual;
(4) is unable to contract with the other individual a marriage cognizable under this Act; and
(5) is not a first, second, or third degree blood relation of the other individual. Defines a \"permanent partnership\" as the relationship existing between two permanent partners.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.1024

  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Marriage Equality USA
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Pride at Work
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Immigration Equality
  • ...and 8 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.1024

  • American Christian Lobbyists Association


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