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H.R.2709 Reuniting Families Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Aug 19, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Immigration and Border Security

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  • 78% of users support H.R.2709

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  • H.R.2709 has been viewed 26,587 times

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    • Kentucky Fairness Alliance

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    • Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation

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    • Immigration Equality

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    • Asian American Justice Center

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    • Human Rights Campaign

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    • National Center for Lesbian Rights

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    • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

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    • Service Employees International Union

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    • National Education Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 08, 2009, by kmapte - I want to put a perspective on this issue. Consider the visa number as your monthly cell minutes. If you don't use you lose them. But if you could not use it due to the cell network problem or really slow procesing you are able to use only 10% of your minutes would the lose your minutes be fair. Wouldn't a lawsuite on the cell company would make them give those minutes? then why should these visas be any different.

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      As noted by kmapte, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 08, 2009, "I want to put a perspective on this issue. Consider the visa number as your monthly cell minutes. If you don't use you lose them. But if you could not use it due to the cell network problem or really slow procesing you are able to use only 10% of your minutes would the lose your minutes be fair. Wouldn't a lawsuite on the cell company would make them give those minutes? then why should these visas be any different."
    • On June 18, 2009, by jefffed - This bill is about bringing spouses of US Citizens and LEGAL residents to the US. It has nothing to do with ILLEGALS.

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      As noted by jefffed, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 18, 2009, "This bill is about bringing spouses of US Citizens and LEGAL residents to the US. It has nothing to do with ILLEGALS."
    • On June 08, 2009, by kmapte - I support this because due to delay in the uscis processing ( and not for lack of demand for visa) many visas have been lost which is causing the current backlog. To reach the american dream you need to be permanant resident and not temporary worker to take some big steps. I am waiting for my green card since 2004

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      As noted by kmapte, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 08, 2009, "I support this because due to delay in the uscis processing ( and not for lack of demand for visa) many visas have been lost which is causing the current backlog. To reach the american dream you need to be permanant resident and not temporary worker to take some big steps. I am waiting for my green card since 2004"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.2709: HIRE Now Act of 2011 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - July 28, 2011 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. ... government data, breaking n

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 28, 2011, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. ... government data, breaking n" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2709/show)
    • VP Biden Says Consensus On Same Sex Marriage “Inevitable” While ... - December 29, 2010 by Integrity Legal Blog - In addition, the Reuniting Families Act (H.R.2709) also includes UAFA as a provision of the larger immigration bill. While some groups hostile to immigration fear that the UAFA would open the floodgates to massive immigration, ...

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      As noted by Integrity Legal Blog on December 29, 2010, "In addition, the Reuniting Families Act (H.R.2709) also includes UAFA as a provision of the larger immigration bill. While some groups hostile to immigration fear that the UAFA would open the floodgates to massive immigration, ..." (http://integrity-legal.com/legal-blog/lgbt-immigration/vp-biden-says-consensus-on-same-sex-marriage-inevitable-while-log-cabin-republican-website-discusses-uafa/)
    • LGBT Asylum News: US Visa Discrimination against Gays and Lesbians ... - December 01, 2010 by LGBT asylum news - (A second bill, Reuniting Families Act, H.R. 2709, seeks the same purpose and contains the UAFA in Section 2.) Roughly 150 legislative co-sponsors and President Obama, among others, have by now endorsed UAFA/RFA, and supporters claim to ...

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      As noted by LGBT asylum news on December 01, 2010, "(A second bill, Reuniting Families Act, H.R. 2709, seeks the same purpose and contains the UAFA in Section 2.) Roughly 150 legislative co-sponsors and President Obama, among others, have by now endorsed UAFA/RFA, and supporters claim to ..." (http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2010/12/us-visa-discrimination-against-gays-and.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bill Defines Homosexual Partners As Immediate Family for Immigration Purposes - June 11, 2009 by CNS News - ...the bill (H.R. 2709) already had 57 cosponsors when it was introduced. It now awaits further action in the House Judiciary Committee.

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      As noted by CNS News on June 11, 2009, "...the bill (H.R. 2709) already had 57 cosponsors when it was introduced. It now awaits further action in the House Judiciary Committee." (http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=49464)
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