H.R.1537 - Uniting American Families Act of 2011

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Uniting American Families Act of 2011 as introduced.

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04/14/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jerrold Nadler

D-NY

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Official Summary

Uniting American Families Act of 2011 - 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

Official Summary

Uniting American Families Act of 2011 - 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, anyone 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:
(1) \"permanent partnership\" as the relationship existing between two permanent partners, and
(2) \"alien permanent partner\" as the individual in a permanent partnership who is being sponsored for a visa.

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