S.821 - Uniting American Families Act of 2011

A bill 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: A bill 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 2011 as introduced.

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Patrick Leahy

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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

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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 \"permanent partnership\" as the relationship existing between two permanent partners.

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