To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reunify families, permit earned access to permanent resident status, provide protection against unfair immigration-related employment practices, reform the diversity visa program, provide adjustment of status for Haitians and Liberian nationals, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2005
Length: 43 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
This bill was introduced on January 6, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Jul 21, 2004
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4885 (108th).
Jan 6, 2005
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H.R. 257 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Comprehensive Immigration Fairness Act, H.R. 257, 109th Cong. (2005).
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