H.R. 2580 (101st): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to protect foreign spouses victimized by physical abuse and extreme mental cruelty.


Jun 7, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 7, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Louise Slaughter

Representative for New York's 30th congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

6/7/1989--Introduced.Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit certain battered alien spouses to apply for permanent residence without filing a joint petition (and interview) with the citizen spouse. Requires such ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 7, 1989

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2580”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


44 cosponsors (42D, 2R) (show)
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S. 1456 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 1, 1989

H.R. 4300 (Related)
Family Unity and Employment Opportunity Immigration Act of 1990

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 3, 1990

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