S. 424 (111th): Uniting American Families Act of 2009

Introduced:

Feb 12, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Patrick Leahy

Senator from Vermont

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2009
Length: 21 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Feb 12, 2009
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 424”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Details

Cosponsors
25 cosponsors (24D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1328 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 8, 2007

S. 821 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 14, 2011

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