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H.R. 1745 (110th): Uniting America’s Military Families Act of 2007


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 28, 2007 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1745

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 28, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Reyes, Ms. Lee, Mr. Abercrombie, Ms. Bordallo, and Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to waive inadmissibility based on a misrepresentation in the case of an immediate relative of an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces and to extend the V nonimmigrant visa program for spouses and children of such a member.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Uniting America’s Military Families Act of 2007.

2.

Waiver of inadmissibility based on a misrepresentation in the case of an immediate relative of an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces

(a)

In general

Section 212(a)(6)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(6)(C)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating clause (iii) as clause (iv); and

(2)

by inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause:

(iii)

Exception for immediate relatives of members of the Armed Forces

Clauses (i) and (ii) shall not apply to an alien who is an immediate relative (as defined in section 201(b)(2)(A)(i)) of an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply to misrepresentations made before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Extension of V nonimmigrant visa program for military families

Section 101(a)(15)(V) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(V)) is amended—

(1)

in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting (or that was so filed before, on, or after such date, in the case of a petition filed by an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces) after Family Equity Act;

(2)

in clause (i), by striking more; and inserting more (or for any length of time, in the case of a petition filed by an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces);; and

(3)

in clause (ii), by inserting (or any length of time has elapsed, in the case of a petition filed by an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces) after have elapsed.